By the Numbers: Women-Friendly States

With March being Women’s History Month and women outnumbering men in all but nine states today, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best and Worst States for Women. The analysis found that overall, Wisconsin is the eighth most women-friendly state in the nation.

To identify the most women-friendly states, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics. The data set ranges from “median earnings for female workers” to “women’s preventive health care” to “female uninsured rate.” Minnesota ranked No. 1 with a total score of 83.17 points. It was followed by Vermont (79.62), New Hampshire (77.97), Maine (75.12), Massachusetts (74.69), North Dakota (74.60), Maryland (74.44) and Wisconsin (72.31). Below are some of Wisconsin’s rankings.



Wisconsin’s ranking for percentage of women who voted in the 2012 presidential election.



Wisconsin’s ranking for female uninsured rate.



Wisconsin’s ranking for women’s life expectancy at birth.



Wisconsin’s high school dropout rate for women.



Wisconsin’s ranking for percentage of women living in poverty.



Wisconsin’s ranking for women’s unemployment rate.



Wisconsin’s ranking for median earnings for women.


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