A new breakdown of how states rank in regards to underprivileged children shows some very compelling data for Idaho and its neighbors. In fact, one of the highest ranking states isn't Idaho, but it is nearby.

Idaho ranks #2 in children living in single-parent homes with Utah #1

Wallethub shared new numbers about children in challenging financial situations. Overall, Idaho came in at #15 nationally while Utah showed up at #3. The numbers crunched included health, education and economic well-being.

Source: WalletHub

But, if you look deeper, you'll notice a couple of statistics that are encouraging for kids in our state. For example, Idaho ranks #2 in children living in single-parent homes with Utah #1.

Idaho is also #2 for having the fewest kids in foster care.

Even one child in need is too many, but it's encouraging that at least Idaho and this region of the country appear to be headed in the right direction.