Here's what the average American family spends on childcare in every state

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Families across the US have to spend a lot of money on expenses,

including mortgages, rent
, food, and even childcare. 

Business Insider’s data team
examined the latest data from Child Care Aware of America to
find how much families spend on childcare in each state. All data
is for families who pay for center-based care for their school-aged
children, typically before and after school, which lasts nine
months.

Keep scrolling to learn how much families are spending in your
state. 

In Alabama, families spent $5,516 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 14.1%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Alaska, families spent $6,934 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 21.8%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Arizona, families spent $5,162 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 24.7%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Arkansas, families spent $2,362 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 17.4%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In California, families spent $3,736 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 31.3%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Colorado, families spent $4,766 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2017.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 29.1%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Connecticut, families spent $3,276 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 23%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Delaware, families spent $3,617 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 19.8%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Florida, families spent $3,345 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 21.1%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Georgia, families spent $2,942 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 19%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Hawaii, families spent $5,805 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2016.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 23.6%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Idaho, families spent $4,239 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 19.5%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Illinois, families spent $6,330 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 25%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Indiana, families spent $4,378 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 26.7%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Iowa, families spent $3,011 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 21.4%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Kansas, families spent $4,875 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 23.4%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Kentucky, families spent $5,524 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 16.4%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Louisiana, families spent $2,399 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 16.3%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Maine, families spent $4,687 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 21%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Maryland, families spent $4,437 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 21.2%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Massachusetts, families spent $5,898 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 28.9%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Michigan, families spent $4,234 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 22.4%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Minnesota, families spent $9,457 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 27.4%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Mississippi, families spent $1,987 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 13.7%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Missouri, families spent $4,095 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2017.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 20.4%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Montana, families spent $6,099 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2016.

On average, a single mother of one child spends 47%
of her income
on center-based childcare. 

In Nebraska, families spent $6,749 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2016.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 27.4%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Nevada, families spent $5,275 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 26.9%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In New Hampshire, families spent $3,588 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 21.7%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In New Jersey, families spent $5,676 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 19.6%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In New Mexico, families spent $4,004 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2017.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 22.5%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In New York, families spent $12,064 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2017.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 27.5%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In North Carolina, families spent $3,275 on childcare for before
and after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 21.6%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In North Dakota, families spent $8,875 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 17.8%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Ohio, families spent $4,168 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 19.7%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Oklahoma, families spent $4,160 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 20.1%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Oregon, families spent $4,032 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 28.4%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Pennsylvania, families spent $5,771 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2017.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 22.5%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Rhode Island, families spent $5,584 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 23.8%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In South Carolina, families spent $2,399 on childcare for before
and after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 16.2%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In South Dakota, families spent $4,586 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 6.4%
of their annual income on home-based
childcare. 

In Tennessee, families spent $2,487 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 20.9%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Texas, families spent $3,342 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 19.7%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Utah, families spent $5,626 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 21.7%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Vermont, families spent $5,626 on childcare for before and after
school care in 2018.

On average, married couples with two children
spend 26.6%
of their annual income on center-based
childcare. 

In Virginia, families spent $5,626 on childcare for before and
after school care in 2018.
Source: FS – All – Economy – News
Here's what the average American family spends on childcare in every state