In this week’s Map Monday, we consider the best and worst states for women by considering a study recently released by WalletHub, a personal finance website, which considered median earnings for female workers to women’s preventive health care to female homicide rate for a total of 24 metrics on the 50 states and D.C.

Let’s look by state:

Source: WalletHub

The top 10 states are:

RANK

1

STATE

Minnesota

TOTAL SCORE

79.34

SOCIO/ECONOMIC SCORE

1

SAFETY

3

2 Massachusetts 73.01 5 1
3 North Dakota 70.27 2 11
4 District of Columbia 69.72 4 9
5 New York 68.96 8 5
6 Connecticut 68.34 14 2
7 Maine 68.12 3 16
8 Colorado 66.97 6 13
9 Hawaii 66.95 15 4
10 Vermont 65.27

 

The worst states were ranked as:

40 Missouri 46.95 38 39
41 Arizona 46.47 45 31
42 Texas 45.67 44 38
43 New Mexico 45.39 41 40
44 Idaho 44.42 48 30
45 West Virginia 44.29 42 44
46 Oklahoma 40.62 43 50
47 Alabama 39.99 47 46
48 Arkansas 37.56 46 51
49 South Carolina 36.44 51 47
50 Mississippi 36.26 49 49
51 Louisiana 36.25 50 48

 

The Peach State came in at #39.

Other key facts:

Best vs. Worst

*     The District of Columbia has the highest median earnings for female workers (adjusted for cost of living), $34,417, which is 1.5 times higher than in California, the lowest at $22,508.

*     The District of Columbia has the highest share of women who voted in the 2016 presidential election, 77.2 percent, which is 1.6 times higher than in Hawaii, the lowest at 49.3 percent.

*     New Hampshire has the lowest share of women living in poverty, 8.9 percent, which is 2.6 times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 23.5 percent.

*     Alaska has the highest share of women-owned businesses, 22.87 percent, which is 1.6 times higher than in South Dakota, the lowest at 14.04 percent.

*     Massachusetts has the lowest female uninsured rate, 2.3 percent, which is 7.6 times lower than in Texas, the highest at 17.5 percent.

See the rest of the study here.

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