What are the best states for working dads? Not single dads. Just working dads. Well, here's how the states ranked. You can CLICK HERE to get the full details from WalletHub.

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Minnesota
  3. Connecticut
  4. District of Columbia
  5. New Jersey
  6. Rhode Island
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Iowa
  9. North Dakota
  10. Vermont
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Virginia
  13. Maryland
  14. Delaware
  15. Washington
  16. Ohio
  17. South Dakota
  18. Nebraska
  19. Utah
  20. Illinois
  21. Indiana
  22. Colorado
  23. Pennsylvania
  24. Kansas
  25. Missouri
  26. Michigan
  27. Maine
  28. Wyoming
  29. Montana
  30. Tennessee
  31. New York
  32. Hawaii
  33. Kentucky
  34. North Carolina
  35. Oregon
  36. Alaska
  37. Florida
  38. Texas
  39. California
  40. Georgia
  41. Arkansas
  42. Arizona
  43. Oklahoma
  44. Nevada
  45. South Carolina
  46. Idaho
  47. Alabama
  48. West Virginia
  49. Lousiana
  50. Mississippi
  51. New Mexico

So what puts Texas and New Mexico at the bottom of this list? Here are some of the categories they rated poorly in and where they are ranked.

  • Highest Child-Care Costs - New Mexico #48
  • Highest percent of kids aged 0 to 17 (with Dad present) living in property - New Mexico #51
  • Lowest median family income - New Mexico #49
  • Highest unemployment rate for dads with young kids - New Mexico #48
  • Highest male uninsured rate - Texas #51
  • Highest average length of work day for males - Texas #46

Here are all the categories that were taken into account, straight from WalletHub:

Economic & Social Well-Being – Total Points: 30

  • Median Family Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • Share of Working Men Living with Economic Security
  • Unemployment Rate for Dads with Kids Aged 0 to 17
  • Share of Kids Aged 0 to 17 (with Dad Present) Living in Poverty
  • Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Men

Work-Life Balance – Total Points: 30

  • WalletHub "Best States for Working from Home" Score
  • Parental-Leave Policy Score
  • Average Time Spent on Child Care for Men
  • Average Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • Average Commute Time for Men

Child Care – Total Points: 30

  • Day-Care Quality Score
  • Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Family Income)
  • Pediatricians per Capita
  • Quality of State School System
  • Share of Nationally Accredited Child Care Centers
  • Number of Childcare Workers per Children Under Age 14

Health – Total Points: 10

  • Male Uninsured Rate
  • Men’s Life Expectancy
  • Male Suicide Rate
  • Male Mental Health
  • Share of Men in Good or Better Health
  • Share of Physically Active Men
  • Unaffordability of Doctor’s Visits