Study ranks Connecticut as sixth best state for underprivileged children

The personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst States for Underprivileged Children and Connecticut ranked as the sixth best state.

In order to bring awareness toward the plight of many children across the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on the pervasiveness of certain “disadvantage” indicators. WalletHub’s data set of 16 key metrics ranging from “infant-mortality rate” to “child food-insecurity rate” to “percentage of maltreated children.”

Welfare of Children in Connecticut (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 4th – % of Children in Households with Below-Poverty Income

  • 28th – % of Maltreated Children

  • 10th – Child Food-Insecurity Rate

  • 5th – % of Children Without Health Insurance

  • 12th – Infant Mortality Rate

  • 21st – % of Children in Foster Care

  • 21st – % of Children in Single-Parent Families

  • 16th – Ratio of Children in Renter-Occupied to Owner-Occupied Homes

For the full report, visit