Where does Alabama rank on the list of best and worst states for women?

ALABAMA (WHNT) — Alabama is at the bottom of the list in a recent ranking of the best and worst US states for women, according to research conducted by WalletHub.

Women make up 51% of the US population. WalletHub found that women make up nearly two-thirds of all minimum-wage workers, but only make up 24% of the Senate and 27.6% of the House of Representatives.

To identify the most and least women-friendly states, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia using 25 indicators, ranging from median incomes of working women to preventative health care for women and the female homicide rate.

Best States for Women

Massachusetts is the highest ranked state in the nation for women, joined by Minnesota, New York, Hawaii and the District of Columbia in the top 5. These five states all ranked in the top 10 for well-being economic and social women. , as well as women’s health care and safety.

Oklahoma sits at the bottom of the overall standings at 51, followed by Alabama at 50, Arkansas at 49, South Carolina at 48, Louisiana at 47 and Mississippi at 46.

High school graduation rate for women

Alabama did not have the lowest high school graduation rate, ranking at 47. Other states at the bottom of this category included New Mexico at 48, Georgia at 49, Mississippi at 50, and Nevada at 51.

Nebraska and Wisconsin are tied for first in this category, followed by North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

Percentage of women who voted in the 2020 presidential election

Alabama came in at 48 for the lowest percentage of women who voted in the 2020 presidential election, with South Dakota at 49, Arkansas at 50, and West Virginia at 51. .

The District of Columbia leads this category along with Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Maryland.

Life expectancy of women at birth

Alabama also ranks 48th in female life expectancy at birth, with Tennessee coming in at 47, Kentucky at 49, Mississippi at 50 and West Virginia at 51.

The top-rated states in this category were Hawaii, California, New York, Connecticut, and Minnesota.

Red vs. Blue States

WalletHub found that states that voted blue in the 2020 presidential election were more female-friendly than red states. Democratic-leaning states averaged a 16.15 ranking in the overall list, with more Republican states at an average ranking of 36.24.

Read Wallethub’s full findings here


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