US /

10 Worst US Cities to Raise a Kid

Fairbanks, Alaska, comes up last in the ranking
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2017 7:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – Not all cities are equal when it comes to raising children, and 24/7 Wall Street crunches data to come up with the municipalities that fare the worst. Among the factors used: quality of schools and recreational opportunities, crime, and rates of preschool enrollment and high school graduation. Here are the 10 worst-performing cities in the ranking:

story continues below

  1. Fairbanks, Alaska
  2. Farmington, NM
  3. Anchorage, Alaska
  4. Hammond, La.
  5. Odessa, Texas
  6. Monroe, La.
  7. Albuquerque, NM
  8. Goldsboro, NC
  9. Beckley, W. Va.
  10. Danville, Ill.
Click for the full list. (Read more lists stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.