South Carolina Ranked As One of 2022’s Worst States for Women

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With March being Women’s History Month and women holding only around a quarter of the seats in Congress despite making up 51% of the population, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Women.

To identify the most women-friendly states, the site compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics. The data set ranges from median earnings for female workers to women’s preventive health care to the female homicide rate.

South Carolina came in at #48 – the 4th worst state in the nation, while North Carolina was also ranked in the bottom half, at #31 overall.

Best States for Women

Overall Rank  State Total Score  Women’s Economic & Social Well-Being  Women’s Health Care & Safety 
1 Massachusetts 74.61 3 1
2 Minnesota 72.55 1 6
3 New York 72.26 5 4
4 Hawaii 71.66 9 3
5 District of Columbia 70.55 2 10
6 Vermont 70.08 6 7
7 Maryland 67.92 12 8
8 Iowa 67.77 4 16
9 Washington 67.35 7 14
10 Rhode Island 67.31 11 9
11 Connecticut 66.93 16 2
12 Maine 66.48 13 12
13 Wisconsin 65.98 8 19
14 Delaware 65.46 10 21
15 New Jersey 63.10 26 5
16 Illinois 61.33 20 11
17 California 61.24 18 13
18 Virginia 60.50 17 18
19 Oregon 59.12 24 17
20 Michigan 58.36 14 27
21 New Hampshire 58.28 29 15
22 North Dakota 58.14 23 22
23 Colorado 58.04 19 24
24 Nebraska 55.55 30 23
25 South Dakota 54.84 21 31
26 Pennsylvania 54.79 33 20
27 Florida 54.68 27 25
28 Montana 54.66 22 30
29 Kentucky 53.73 25 32
30 Tennessee 53.72 15 42
31 North Carolina 52.04 31 29
32 Ohio 50.89 36 28
33 Arizona 50.69 32 34
34 Utah 49.29 41 26
35 Nevada 49.00 28 45
36 Indiana 48.56 37 37
37 New Mexico 47.97 34 39
38 Wyoming 46.91 38 40
39 West Virginia 46.60 35 43
40 Kansas 45.96 42 35
41 Missouri 45.55 40 41
42 Alaska 44.95 39 44
43 Georgia 43.34 44 36
44 Texas 42.52 43 38
45 Idaho 41.61 48 33
46 Mississippi 38.44 45 49
47 Louisiana 38.26 46 48
48 South Carolina 37.35 49 46
49 Arkansas 35.29 47 51
50 Alabama 35.28 51 47
51 Oklahoma 34.53 50 50

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