Cedar Rapids is One of the Best Cities to Raise a Family
If you're currently raising your kids in the Cedar Rapids area, you apparently made a great choice! According to a new study from WalletHub, Cedar Rapids is one of the BEST cities in America to raise a family.
The site looked at over 180 of the country's biggest cities and compared them using 47 different factors. Some of those factors include median family salaries, number of playgrounds, violent crime rates, divorce rates, and affordable housing. Cedar Rapids was number one in the affordable housing category, which is something we see over and over with these studies. Overall, we came in at number 22 out of 182 cities. In the overall categories, we were 2nd for 'affordability,' 44th for 'health & safety,' and 52nd for 'socio-economics.' The only two we didn't do great in are 'education & childcare' and 'family fun.'
If you're curious as to which cities you should avoid, Detroit, Newark, and Cleveland were the top three WORST on the list. Overland Park (Kansas), Fremont (California), and Irvine (California) were the BEST.
Check out more results from the study HERE.