Women Have It Especially Rough in These 5 Cities

Gadsden, Ala., ranks worst: 24/7 Wall St.
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2017 3:49 PM CDT
A scene from the Women's March in Shreveport, La., on Jan. 21, 2017.   (Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP)

(Newser) – Women earn about 80% of what men do nationwide. But in some US metropolitan areas, they earn as little as 53%. The gender pay gap is just one factor that went into determining the best and worst US metropolitan areas for women, per 24/7 Wall St. Also based on life expectancy and educational attainment, the top five in each category are as follows:

Best:

  1. Ithaca, NY
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.
  3. Iowa City, Iowa
  4. Boulder, Colo.
  5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
Worst:
  1. Gadsden, Ala.
  2. Michigan City-La Porte, Ind.
  3. Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
  4. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
  5. Idaho Falls, Idaho
Click for the full lists or see the best and worst states for women's equality. (Read more women stories.)

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