Grace: Nebraska is named safest state for young kids; Iowa is No. 2

5 Dec 2019


Nebraska, finally, is No. 1. 

No, not on the football field. It's time for radical acceptance of that fact, Husker fans. (See Chatelain, Dirk.)

But here's something to cheer off the field. In a ranking published by online lending firm LendingTree, Nebraska tops the list in places that are safest for young children. LendingTree based that determination on how well Nebraska scored in a number of areas, particularly these: Hospital density, air quality, high school graduation rate, housing costs as a percentage of income, child-care establishment density and percentage of households with children.

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