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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
10 Worst US Cities to Raise a Kid
Fairbanks, Alaska, ranks as the worst city in which to raise children. One factor weighing it down: The high school graduation rate is a low 69.5%.   (Getty/DMartinez-Photo)

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:

  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.
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