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

U.S. state ranking of least-affordable child care for a school-aged child 2017 This statistic shows a state ranking of least-affordable child care for a school-aged child 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 District of Columbia had the least affordable child care. A two-parent family, living in the state, spent 11.7 percent of their median income for full-time care of a school-aged child in a child care center.
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Cost of care as a percentage of median income
District of Columbia11.7%
Wyoming 10.8%
Kentucky 9.6%
Alabama 9.5%
Nevada 9.5%
Alaska 9.3%
West Virginia 9%
Illinois 8.9%
Arizona 8.9%
Idaho 8.1%
Kansas 7.8%
Oklahoma 7.5%
Rhode Island 7.4%
South Dakota 7.4%
Indiana 7.2%
Washington 6.6%
Oregon 6.6%
Michigan 6.6%
Massachusetts 6.5%
Ohio 6.4%
Vermont 6.4%
New Jersey 6.4%
Virginia 6.3%
Maine 6.2%
Florida 5.8%
California 5.6%
Wisconsin 5.5%
North Carolina 5.5%
Texas 5.5%
Louisiana 5%
Maryland 5%
Delaware 4.9%
Georgia 4.8%
Iowa 4.6%
New Hampshire 4.6%
Arkansas 4.5%
Tennessee 4.4%
South Carolina 4.1%
Connecticut 3.6%
Mississippi 3.6%
Hawaii*-
Pennsylvania *-
Minnesota *-
Missouri *-
New Mexico *-
Utah *-
Montana *-
Nebraska *-
Colorado*-
New York *-
North Dakota *-
Cost of care as a percentage of median income
District of Columbia11.7%
Wyoming 10.8%
Kentucky 9.6%
Alabama 9.5%
Nevada 9.5%
Alaska 9.3%
West Virginia 9%
Illinois 8.9%
Arizona 8.9%
Idaho 8.1%
Kansas 7.8%
Oklahoma 7.5%
Rhode Island 7.4%
South Dakota 7.4%
Indiana 7.2%
Washington 6.6%
Oregon 6.6%
Michigan 6.6%
Massachusetts 6.5%
Ohio 6.4%
Vermont 6.4%
New Jersey 6.4%
Virginia 6.3%
Maine 6.2%
Florida 5.8%
California 5.6%
Wisconsin 5.5%
North Carolina 5.5%
Texas 5.5%
Louisiana 5%
Maryland 5%
Delaware 4.9%
Georgia 4.8%
Iowa 4.6%
New Hampshire 4.6%
Arkansas 4.5%
Tennessee 4.4%
South Carolina 4.1%
Connecticut 3.6%
Mississippi 3.6%
Hawaii*-
Pennsylvania *-
Minnesota *-
Missouri *-
New Mexico *-
Utah *-
Montana *-
Nebraska *-
Colorado*-
New York *-
North Dakota *-
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This statistic shows a state ranking of least-affordable child care for a school-aged child 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 District of Columbia had the least affordable child care. A two-parent family, living in the state, spent 11.7 percent of their median income for full-time care of a school-aged child in a child care center.
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Release date
October 2018
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United States
Survey time period
2017
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Data presented here is for school-age children who were taken care of for 12 months.

*Not reported.
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