The Garden State is apparently one of the best places to raise a child. Kids Count, an annual report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, rates New Jersey the fifth best state to raise a child, behind only New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Iowa, and Minnesota. Quality of education and the low number of children who lack health coverage are among the factors New Jersey fared well in the study. The number of children living in poverty, however, remains unchanged at 14-percent. Arizona, Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico were ranked the worst.