State ranking of least-affordable child care for an infant in a center in the U.S. in 2017

U.S. state ranking of least-affordable child care for an infant in a center 2017 This statistic shows a state ranking of least-affordable child care for an infant in a center in the U.S. in 2017. The cost of care is presented as a percentage of state median income for a two-parent family. In 2017, the state of California had the least affordable child care. About 18.6 percent of the median income of a two-parent family had to be spent for full-time care for an infant in a child care center.
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Cost of care as a percentage of median income
California 18.6%
Massachusetts 16.8%
Oregon 16.4%
Colorado16.1%
Minnesota 15.5%
Washington 15.4%
New York 15.3%
Indiana 15.2%
Nevada 15%
District of Columbia14.6%
Nebraska 14.4%
Hawaii 14.3%
Illinois 14.3%
Arizona 13.9%
Vermont 13.9%
Wisconsin 13.6%
Virginia 13.4%
Rhode Island 13.3%
Kansas 13.1%
Maryland 12.7%
Connecticut 12.6%
Utah 12.3%
Michigan 12.3%
Pennsylvania 12.3%
Missouri 12%
New Mexico 12%
Wyoming 12%
New Hampshire 12%
Alaska 11.9%
Florida 11.8%
Iowa 11.7%
West Virginia 11.6%
North Carolina 11.6%
Oklahoma 11.4%
Tennessee 11.3%
Texas 11.2%
Maine 11.2%
Delaware 10.9%
Ohio 10.9%
New Jersey 10.7%
Idaho 10.5%
Georgia 10.3%
Arkansas 9.7%
North Dakota 9.4%
South Carolina 8.7%
Louisiana 8.6%
Kentucky 8.2%
Alabama 7.6%
Mississippi 7.3%
Montana *-
South Dakota *-
Cost of care as a percentage of median income
California 18.6%
Massachusetts 16.8%
Oregon 16.4%
Colorado16.1%
Minnesota 15.5%
Washington 15.4%
New York 15.3%
Indiana 15.2%
Nevada 15%
District of Columbia14.6%
Nebraska 14.4%
Hawaii 14.3%
Illinois 14.3%
Arizona 13.9%
Vermont 13.9%
Wisconsin 13.6%
Virginia 13.4%
Rhode Island 13.3%
Kansas 13.1%
Maryland 12.7%
Connecticut 12.6%
Utah 12.3%
Michigan 12.3%
Pennsylvania 12.3%
Missouri 12%
New Mexico 12%
Wyoming 12%
New Hampshire 12%
Alaska 11.9%
Florida 11.8%
Iowa 11.7%
West Virginia 11.6%
North Carolina 11.6%
Oklahoma 11.4%
Tennessee 11.3%
Texas 11.2%
Maine 11.2%
Delaware 10.9%
Ohio 10.9%
New Jersey 10.7%
Idaho 10.5%
Georgia 10.3%
Arkansas 9.7%
North Dakota 9.4%
South Carolina 8.7%
Louisiana 8.6%
Kentucky 8.2%
Alabama 7.6%
Mississippi 7.3%
Montana *-
South Dakota *-
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This statistic shows a state ranking of least-affordable child care for an infant in a center in the U.S. in 2017. The cost of care is presented as a percentage of state median income for a two-parent family. In 2017, the state of California had the least affordable child care. About 18.6 percent of the median income of a two-parent family had to be spent for full-time care for an infant in a child care center.
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October 2018
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United States
Survey time period
2017
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Cost of care as a percentage of state median income for a two-parent family.
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