A List Of The Best States For Women Came Out - Where Does Virginia Land?

March 3, 2020

The topic of gender equality is still pretty important these days and Wicker and Wilde know it’s no secret that there’s a long way to go before women everywhere are truly treated as equals to men. Of course, where a gal lives may affect how she’s being treated, and, just in time for Women’s History Month, a new report by WalletHub reveals which states do the best at treating their female population fairly.

The site just released their annual Best States For Women list. - Scroll down to see where Virginia scored

They looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key indicators of living standards for women like median earnings, women’s preventative healthcare, job security, share of women-owned business and more.

Massachusetts earns the honor of the Best State for Women, earning a 75.66 out of 100.  Massachusetts comes in first for Women’s Health & Safety, and fifth for economic and social well-being.

Minnesota, ranked second overall, is tops for women’s economic and social well-being. 

The Ten Best U.S. States For Women

1. Massachusetts

2. Minnesota

3. Iowa

4. Maine

5. Colorado

6. District of Columbia

7. Hawaii

8. Connecticut

9. Rhode Island

10. Vermont

Virginia came in at #21 with a total of 59.24 out of 100.  We were 24th for economic and social well-being and scored only slightly better with our health and safety with a 22. However, we came in 3rd for the percentage of Women-owned businesses which is awesome!

On the other end of the spectrum, Louisiana is the worst state for women, with an overall score of just 32.26, coming in dead last for economic and social well-being, and 46th for health and safety.

The Ten Worst States in the U.S. for Women

1. Louisiana

2. Mississippi

3. Arkansas

4. Alabama

5. Oklahoma

6. South Carolina

7. Idaho

8. West Virginia

9. Texas

10. Georgia