If there is one place in the United States where American children should live for them to grow up as a decent and successful citizen it would be New Hampshire. This developed after a recent survey has shown that the place is an ideal place to live for American children since it has a lower rates of child poverty. The A nnie E. Casey Foundation revealed based on their study they discovered that those children who live in New Hampshire are less likely to live in poverty.
Laura Speer, associate director for policy reform and data of the foundation said based on their recent survey poverty among children in 38 states is rising with 14.7 million American children, or 20 percent, categorized as poor in 2009. She said the figure is 2.5 million more than in 2000, when 17 percent of the nation’s youth lived in low-income homes. The foundation revealed like most states poverty also increased in New Hampshire, but at 11 percent remained among the lowest levels in the nation.
The foundation said compared to the rest of the United States, children in the Granite State were more likely to graduate from high school and least likely to have a teen pregnancy. Moreover, on the same survey it was also discovered that New Hampshire ranked among the 10 best states i n all categories, including percent of low-birth weight babies, infant mortality rate, child and teen death rates, percent of teens not attending school, percent of children with no parent working and percent of children in single-parent families. New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.
The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire ranks 44th in land area, 46th in total area of the 50 states, and 42nd in population. It is known internationally for the New Hampshire primary, the first primary in the quadrennial U.S. presidential election cycle. Concord is the state capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state. It has no general sales tax, nor is personal income (other than interest and d ividends) taxed at either the state or local level.