One of the Coldest States Is the Hottest for Women

Minnesota ranks No. 1 in WalletHub list of best states for the female set
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2019 12:44 PM CST
Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States for Women
Minnesota is the tops for women.   (Getty Images/Rawpixel)

Women now make up almost a quarter of Congress' voting members, the highest percentage ever—but that doesn't seem as impressive when you take into account that women make up more than half of the US population. WalletHub makes that note to underscore there's still a long way to go in achieving gender parity across the board, and it takes a look at how women are doing in each state. The site examined two dozen metrics in two key categories: "Economic and Social Well-Being" and "Health and Safety," analyzing everything from a state's median earnings for female workers and their unemployment stats to their obesity, depression, and homicide rates. Here, the 10 states where women fare best:

  1. Minnesota (No. 1 in "Economic and Social Well-Being")
  2. Massachusetts (No. 1 in "Health and Safety")
  3. North Dakota
  4. District of Columbia
  5. New York
  6. Connecticut
  7. Maine
  8. Colorado
  9. Hawaii
  10. Vermont
Read on for the worst states.

  1. Texas
  2. New Mexico
  3. Idaho
  4. West Virginia
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Alabama
  7. Arkansas (last in "Health and Safety")
  8. South Carolina (last in "Economic and Social Well-Being")
  9. Mississippi
  10. Louisiana
See the full list of states and how they rank here. (Check out the most dangerous countries for women.)

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