At Apartment List, we know that searching for a home is tough, and the decision can be even more complicated for families than it is for singles. Families look for different traits in the communities in which they choose to settle, and since they tend to have lower rates of mobility, the impact of their choices may be more enduring. For the past two years (2015 and 2016), we have dug into data on a number of pertinent factors to produce a family-friendliness index, and we’ve just updated the analysis with the most recent data. Read on to see the results!

 

Methodology

Our index is calculated based on a weighting of 4 factors that are of particular importance to families:

  • Safety (35%): We used FBI data to rank cities by the total number of violent crimes and property crimes per 100,000 residents.[1]
  • Housing Affordability (30%): We used Census data on median gross rent as a percentage of household income as an indicator of housing affordability in each city. This measure takes into account not only how expensive rents are, but how well they are balanced with earnings.[2]
  • Education Quality (25%): Comparing schools across different states can be challenging due to differing education requirements. We have chosen to use data on high school graduation rates, collected by the Department of Education, as a proxy for overall school quality. Cities were ranked by the graduation rates of their respective public school districts.[3]
  • Child Friendliness (10%): Communities with a greater percentage of children tend to be more family friendly, so we used Census data to score cities based on the percentage of the population under age 18.[4]

Our family-friendliness index is calculated using the factor weights listed above, and cities are ranked and graded based on that overall score. We’ve analyzed data for over 500 cities, and this is what we found:

 

Flower Mound, TX takes #1; TX and Midwest suburbs dominate our Top 10

The top two cities in our rankings (Flower Mound and Frisco) are both part of the Dallas metro; two additional Texas cities (Cedar Park and Pearland) also made the top 10. The remainder of the top 10 is made up primarily of smaller Midwestern cities, including suburbs of Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, and St. Louis. The only top ranked city not located in Texas or the Midwest is Franklin, TN, which is located in the Nashville metro.

Among the nation’s 25 largest cities, El Paso, TX scored best, with an A- overall grade. Other large cities that performed relatively well include Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, and Charlotte, which all received overall grades of B.

 

Thornton, CO ranks #1 for safety

With only 244 violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, the Denver suburb of Thornton tops our safety rankings, followed by the Miami suburb of Weston. Note that despite safety being the most highly weighted factor in our overall index, four of the ten safest cities do not crack the top 100 for overall rankings; this is due to the fact that many of the safest cities tend to be more expensive, and some have under-performing public schools.

On the other end of the spectrum, many large cities have substantially higher rates of crime. Memphis, San Francisco, Seattle, Indianapolis and Detroit all received F grades for safety.

 

Cities on the interior tend to be most affordable

The median rent in South Jordan, UT is only 20% of household income, which is well below the recommended cap of 30%. Overall, the 10 highest ranking cities for affordability tend to be on the interior of the country, with the exception of two wealthy communities in CA (Palo Alto and Redondo Beach). We were surprised to see those expensive cities make the cut, but high incomes help offset rents there (the median household income is $102K in Redondo Beach, and a staggering $148K in Palo Alto).

 

California cities outperform on school quality

Five of the ten cities with the best high school graduation rates are located in CA, and an additional three are located in TX. Each of the cities listed in the above table graduated over 97% of their public high school students in the most recent year for which data was available.

Large cities tended to underperform on this measure, with 14 of nation’s 25 largest cities receiving education grades of C or lower. The best performing large cities were San Antonio, Austin, and San Diego, which all scored A- or better.

 

Weston, FL is best for child friendliness

Over 26% of Weston’s population is under the age of 18, compared to the national average of 16.7%. Weston also ranks #2 for safety, but its overall score is middling due to below average scores for our other factors. TX, UT, and CA each have multiple cities in the top 10 for child friendliness.

 

Conclusion

With a strong mix of safety, affordability, and good public schools, Texas has some of the best choices for families trying to decide where to settle. Small to mid-size cities in the Midwest also tend to perform well, but there are an array of great options across the country. The table below contains full data for over 500 cities included in our analysis.

 

RankCitySafety ScoreAffordability ScoreEducation ScoreChild Friendliness ScoreOverall ScoreGrade
1Flower Mound, TX99.599.992.394.697.33A+
2Frisco, TX9294.599.499.695.36A+
3Franklin, TN91.696.79693.894.45A+
4Carmel, IN98.985.797.893.594.125A+
5Naperville, IL97.588.897.886.293.835A+
6Cedar Park, TX93.488.895.299.693.09A+
7Rochester Hills, MI99.387.59670.292.025A+
8O'Fallon, MO96.598.173.892.790.925A+
9Fishers, IN98.574.793.899.290.255A+
10Pearland, TX79.698.99974.689.74A
11Allen, TX97.970.798.695.689.685A
12Layton, UT80.497.190.596.889.575A
13Thousand Oaks, CA95.982.398.864.789.425A
14Gilbert, AZ95.192.873.897.489.315A
15Plymouth, MN94.799.593.827.989.235A
16Overland Park, KS84.199.397.850.788.745A
17Folsom, CA92.293.284.868.888.31A
18Pleasanton, CA80.687.59795.288.23A
19Plano, TX85.99194.868.887.945A
20League City, TX87.395.595.445.887.635A
21Olathe, KS91.487.577.596.287.235A
22Lee's Summit, MO85.189.685.691.187.175A
23Missouri City, TX86.188.288.176.386.25A
24Troy, MI9096.977.56186.045A
25Sugar Land, TX90.294.988.139.586.015A
26Round Rock, TX83.782.391.389.985.8A
27Johns Creek, GA99.791.653.396.685.36A
28Woodbury, MN87.688.877.585.885.255A
29Palo Alto, CA68.999.79572.485.015A
30Cary, NC96.999.15867.584.895A
31Orem, UT7893.881.485.284.31A
32Broken Arrow, OK85.594.566.98483.4A
33Fremont, CA84.389.687.543.382.59A
34Chandler, AZ78.692.277.577.982.335A
35Shawnee, KS82.998.568.864.782.235A
36Lewisville, TX72.788.292.371.682.14A
37Eagan, MN88.692.873.845.881.88A
38McKinney, TX89.455.896.692.381.41A
39South Jordan, UT75.61005898.680.82A
40Newton, MA99.156.79650.580.745A
41San Ramon, CA97.338.810098.880.575A
42Irving, TX64.895.784.474.679.95A-
43St. George, UT87.882.368.871.679.78A-
44Kirkland, WA82.597.981.411.679.755A-
45Carlsbad, CA84.582.379.750.779.26A-
46Livonia, MI81.797.977.517.979.13A-
47Sterling Heights, MI93.68181.416.179.02A-
48Surprise, AZ8976.862.988.978.805A-
49Centennial, CO95.58162.953.378.78A-
50Irvine, CA93.264.293.134.878.635A-
51Pharr, TX69.987.571.498.878.445A-
52Farmington Hills, MI97.164.881.445.878.355A-
53Grand Prairie, TX75.290.862.989.378.215A-
54Maple Grove, MN92.882.353.376.778.165A-
55Carrollton, TX76.873.387.967.577.595A-
56Nashua, NH90.48168.842.177.35A-
57Bloomington, IL79.493.862.953.777.025A-
58Elk Grove, CA79.274.773.483.276.8A-
59Parma, OH95.394.953.311.676.31A-
60Sunnyvale, CA92.497.944.227.975.55A-
61Elgin, IL9369.35874.675.3A-
62Newport Beach, CA69.385.788.731.275.26A-
63Redondo Beach, CA62.698.589.99.674.895A-
64Oshkosh, WI74.188.281.421.474.885A-
65Quincy, MA84.788.273.82.574.805A-
66Tustin, CA78.854.899.656.674.58A-
67Edmond, OK91.249.785.66074.23A-
68Hoover, AL57.985.785.667.574.125A-
69Richardson, TX81.283.368.834.874.09A-
70South San Francisco, CA77.864.293.540.973.955A-
71Clovis, CA54.678.692.179.373.645A-
72Murrieta, CA92.636.584.292.373.64A-
73Broomfield, CO86.595.528.974.673.61A-
74Mission, TX72.575.462.59873.42A-
75Waukesha, WI9189.648.62573.38A-
76Schaumburg, IL73.198.75834.873.175A-
77Chino Hills, CA94.154725872.935A-
78Alameda, CA72.990.673.217.972.785A-
79Bismarck, ND94.578.65813.172.465A-
80Kenosha, WI76.670.766.976.372.375A-
81Bayonne, NJ94.978.638.75872.27A-
82Pasadena, TX55.292.861.694.472A-
83Lake Forest, CA96.735.194.238.571.775A-
84North Richland Hills, TX73.374.773.649.271.385A-
85New Braunfels, TX53.487.580.962.271.385A-
86Cambridge, MA68.29081.4071.22A-
87Clarksville, TN49.775.497.866.171.075A-
88Huntington Beach, CA68.664.299.826.770.89A-
89Peoria, AZ81.552.473.880.170.705A-
90El Paso, TX78.487.536.277.970.53A-
91Midland, TX61.991.451.980.170.07A-
92Napa, CA81.948.581.26069.515B+
93Roswell, GA88.257.553.377.969.235B+
94Daly City, CA8848.593.54.769.195B+
95Hillsboro, OR7594.536.254.969.14B+
96Scottsdale, AZ74.396.553.36.668.94B+
97Tracy, CA59.761.580.592.168.68B+
98Conroe, TX4190.687.750.768.525B+
99Cranston, RI87.570.753.333.468.5B+
100Warwick, RI84.992.238.713.168.36B+
101Norwalk, CT82.36373.821.468.295B+
102Sandy Springs, GA71.387.553.337.468.27B+
103Bellevue, WA5496.573.819.468.24B+
104Mission Viejo, CA97.724.397.22067.785B+
105McAllen, TX50.887.56280.167.54B+
106Baytown, TX37.896.173.862.266.73B+
107Concord, NC6359.573.883.666.71B+
108Frederick, MD72.346.185.656.666.195B+
109Yorba Linda, CA98.71.894.474.666.145B+
110Thornton, CO10048.528.993.566.125B+
111San Marcos, CA89.81689.573.665.965B+
112Torrance, CA83.133.796.82565.895B+
113Somerville, MA78.296.138.70.165.885B+
114Simi Valley, CA95.740.257.857.265.725B+
115Appleton, WI86.353.45847.865.505B+
116Milpitas, CA66.452.493.329.965.275B+
117Sandy, UT51.278.65890.365.03B+
118Downey, CA63.448.595.843.365.02B+
119Murfreesboro, TN43.276.890.540.964.875B+
120Loveland, CO63.890.628.981.164.845B+
121Temecula, CA65.232.390.194.864.515B+
122Green Bay, WI70.984.733.656.264.245B+
123Fort Wayne, IN49.985.753.376.764.17B+
124Rochester, MN74.772.141.95864.05B+
125Laguna Niguel, CA98.19.997.22464.005B+
126Boise, ID70.370.748.659.863.945B+
127Beaverton, OR90.66338.734.863.765B+
128Turlock, CA31.567.291.793.863.49B+
129West Jordan, UT52.469.35898.463.47B+
130San Clemente, CA96.111.997.21963.405B+
131Stamford, CT91.837.662.940.163.145B+
132Rancho Cordova, CA61.145.184.868.862.995B+
133Perris, CA67.428.283.499.462.84B+
134St. Charles, MO67.283.348.62062.66B+
135Joliet, IL65.428.285.695.662.31B+
136Ann Arbor, MI80.254.868.80.361.74B+
137Norwalk, CA81.320.990.940.161.46B+
138Orange, CA8029.889.118.561.065B+
139Harlingen, TX45.565.468.184.661.03B+
140Fargo, ND52.293.248.626.160.99B+
141Vista, CA76.441.652.78460.795B+
142Killeen, TX48.752.476.787.960.73B+
143Rio Rancho, NM79.84345.883.660.64B+
144Santa Clara, CA58.791.444.215.160.525B+
145West Covina, CA59.55181.140.160.41B+
146El Monte, CA817.799.249.260.38B+
147Indio, CA56.543.97193.360.025B+
147Dothan, AL47.554.881.466.160.025B+
149Vacaville, CA73.535.166.570.259.9B
150Wichita Falls, TX38.264.895.630.559.76B
151Mount Pleasant, SC90.828.248.671.659.55B
152Sioux Falls, SD43.693.838.764.759.545B
153Toledo, OH98.367.27.230.559.415B
154Garland, TX49.546.177.388.359.31B
155Charleston, SC66.876.848.62.758.84B
156Pawtucket, RI58.187.538.721.458.4B
157Palm Bay, FL75.437.65862.258.39B
158Union City, CA71.161.557.26.658.295B
159Baldwin Park, CA790.890.377.358.195B
160Eau Claire, WI66.258.762.916.158.115B
161Walnut Creek, CA42.489.656.82057.92B
162Glendale, CA88.821.579.35.157.865B
163Denton, TX69.126.892.32557.8B
164Alexandria, VA83.384.711.63.157.775B
165Odessa, TX23.397.945.687.257.645B
166Nampa, ID53.276.823.898.257.43B
167Jersey City, NJ82.178.615.113.157.4B
168Rancho Cucamonga, CA76.220.966.179.357.395B
169Fontana, CA74.516.666.196.457.22B
170Laredo, TX43.833.788.197.257.185B
171Alhambra, CA74.924.391.16.156.89B
172Virginia Beach, VA77.437.65840.156.88B
173Dallas, TX35.773.362.466.156.695B
174Bellflower, CA64.213.285.289.356.66B
175Corona, CA75.88.983.664.756.57B
176Wyoming, MI70.572.17.284.656.565B
177San Antonio, TX12.873.391.372.656.555B
178San Diego, CA73.936.571.21956.515B
179Phoenix, AZ36.961.568.879.356.495B
180Henderson, NV83.567.211.642.156.495B
181Meridian, ID96.35.448.689.356.405B
182Livermore, CA6817.879.172.656.175B
183Southfield, MI62.53185.63656.175B
184Port St. Lucie, FL93.945.117.752.556.07B
185Visalia, CA47.725.292.983.455.82B
186Abilene, TX22.584.771.445.855.715B
187Pasco, WA77.25114.397.655.655B
188Vancouver, WA44.972.145.867.555.545B
189Ames, IA83.915.485.60.955.475B
190Anaheim, CA54.225.289.165.955.395B
191Santa Monica, CA27.684.779.92.355.275B
192Burbank, CA67.826.885.421.455.26B
193Aurora, IL88.447.13.193.855.225B
194Johnson City, TN37.369.381.41055.195B
195Santa Barbara, CA51.861.572.64.555.18B
196Chesapeake, VA6433.762.968.855.115B
197Cape Coral, FL86.755.817.734.654.97B
198Lakewood, CA60.35451.347.854.91B
199Chino, CA65437212.454.89B
200Escondido, CA70.116.689.529.954.88B
201San Jose, CA64.445.157.443.354.75B
202Weston, FL99.912.623.810054.695B
203Jonesboro, AR286377.566.154.685B
204Manteca, CA47.1278489.154.495B
205Norman, OK62.173.328.933.454.29B
206Charlotte, NC29.672.166.954.954.205B
207Union City, NJ86.919.162.921.454.01B
208Fullerton, CA57.521.594.438.354.005B
209Austin, TX35.570.772.821.453.975B
210Sioux City, IA26.474.762.963.553.725B
211Bloomington, MN48.594.523.823.253.595B
212St. Joseph, MO4.884.785.650.753.56B
213Bolingbrook, IL93.8341.992.753.475B
214Oceanside, CA59.126.283.839.153.405B
215Greensboro, NC34.964.268.843.353.005B
216Beaumont, TX20.579.457.675.752.965B
217Santa Ana, CA68.88.568.591.552.905B
218New Rochelle, NY89.220.948.632.452.88B
219Portland, ME5273.348.62.752.61B
220Yuba City, CA57.322.166.787.252.08B
221Corpus Christi, TX36.1684867.551.785B
222Hesperia, CA668.565.995.251.645B
222East Orange, NJ87.134.320.657.251.645B
224Bend, OR61.757.523.866.151.405B
225Fort Worth, TX35.96344.886.451.305B
226New Britain, CT53.876.87.275.751.24B
227Arvada, CO6740.245.840.951.05B
228Coral Springs, FL82.723.323.890.550.935B
229Suffolk, VA61.340.241.967.550.74B
230Greeley, CO56.95423.886.450.705B
231Victoria, TX41.658.748.663.550.67B
232Jacksonville, NC68.429.868.84.750.55B
233Temple, TX38.672.138.15850.465B
234Kennewick, WA57.749.728.981.150.44B
235Yonkers, NY94.326.220.640.950.105B
236Apple Valley, CA60.910.765.791.550.1B
237Lincoln, NE45.164.841.943.350.03B
238Westland, MI71.960.320.615.749.975B-
239Provo, UT80.853.411.626.749.87B-
240Lowell, MA70.741.633.642.149.835B-
241Brooklyn Park, MN52.632.353.38449.825B-
242Dearborn, MI49.317.673.888.349.815B-
243Cedar Rapids, IA37.170.745.840.949.735B-
244Clifton, NJ85.713.848.633.449.625B-
245Lafayette, IN1783.762.927.949.575B-
246Ontario, CA51.414.27292.749.52B-
247Fairfield, CA49.123.367.982.449.39B-
248Danbury, CT89.636.523.81149.36B-
249Longmont, CO69.523.341.973.649.15B-
250Pasadena, CA61.553.441.71149.07B-
251Sparks, NV55.660.317.770.248.995B-
252Marysville, WA42.685.78.66148.87B-
253Riverside, CA44.329.870.866.148.755B-
254Gastonia, NC9.576.85877.948.655B-
255Garden Grove, CA63.64.880.149.248.645B-
256Davis, CA66.60.491.717.148.065B-
257Bossier City, LA20.379.453.337.447.99B-
258Davenport, IA19.378.645.86147.885B-
259Longview, TX14.661.578.945.847.865B-
260Mesa, AZ60.551.220.66147.785B-
261San Angelo, TX30.245.171.456.247.57B-
262Arlington, TX39.843.94882.847.38B-
263Pittsburg, CA4334.368.149.247.285B-
264Waukegan, IL55.438.828.987.947.045B-
265Omaha, NE36.369.328.962.246.94B-
266Champaign, IL48.351581.546.855B-
267Reno, NV43.978.617.734.846.85B-
268Hayward, CA54.445.144.631.246.84B-
269College Station, TX71.73.479.58.246.81B-
270Victorville, CA41.424.361.495.646.69B-
271Pembroke Pines, FL763123.847.846.63B-
272Bethlehem, PA65.84338.79.246.525B-
273Costa Mesa, CA28.840.288.721.446.455B-
274Passaic, NJ85.30.428.991.346.33B-
275Madison, WI5656.336.26.646.2B-
276Waterloo, IA31.967.236.257.246.095B-
277Warner Robins, GA9.372.153.377.946B-
278Long Beach, CA45.740.251.349.245.8B-
279Ventura, CA41.23177.127.945.785B-
280New York, NY82.241.77.224.945.57B-
281Rialto, CA71.54.245.479.345.565B-
282Fall River, MA56.274.78.612.745.5B-
283Mount Vernon, NY77.6511.127.545.485B-
284Bryan, TX45.96328.732.445.38B-
285Brownsville, TX30.419.176.59745.195B-
286Lynwood, CA72.1538.587.245.08B-
287Amarillo, TX17.259.551.980.144.855B-
288Iowa City, IA62.81.485.6944.7B-
289Boulder, CO62.37.781.41.344.595B-
290Scranton, PA57.164.210.224.644.255B-
291Upland, CA50.61580.717.544.135B-
292Moreno Valley, CA46.79.961.889.943.755B-
293Oklahoma City, OK25.679.415.168.843.435B-
294Louisville, KY24.373.333.643.343.225B-
295Concord, CA38.838.856.83643.02B-
296Nashville, TN22.374.741.923.243.01B-
297Roanoke, VA35.375.420.627.942.915B-
298San Francisco, CA395.152.90.742.875B-
299Durham, NC21.374.738.732.442.78B-
300Hammond, IN3849.736.254.942.75B-
301Lawton, OK13.892.220.650.742.71B-
302Westminster, CA48.17.780.132.442.41B-
303Columbia, MO46.523.373.86.442.355B-
304Largo, FL26.283.328.99.242.305B-
305San Leandro, CA33.341.665.517.542.26B-
306Anchorage, AK20.967.236.25742.225B-
307Fayetteville, AR22.182.336.26.142.085B-
308Citrus Heights, CA50.435.145.22541.97B-
308High Point, NC39.41768.85841.89B-
310Erie, PA60.141.617.739.541.89B-
311Rapid City, SD27.883.315.133.441.835B-
312Miramar, FL775.423.872.641.78B-
313Newport News, VA48.923.353.343.341.76B-
314Glendale, AZ10.937.673.881.141.655B-
315Sacramento, CA36.54338.363.541.6B-
316Carson, CA64.641.613.530.541.515B-
317Manchester, NH31.379.420.615.741.495B-
318Tyler, TX31.219.384.43641.41B-
319Tampa, FL60.736.520.638.541.195B-
320Knoxville, TN2.869.373.89.641.18B-
321Edinburg, TX18.8316297.841.16B-
322Redlands, CA23.932.376.938.541.13B-
323Worcester, MA42.846.138.726.141.095B-
324North Las Vegas, NV5532.311.691.540.99B-
325Decatur, IL43.467.215.118.540.975B-
326Rock Hill, SC40.626.253.353.740.765B-
327Fort Smith, AR3.679.638.75840.615B-
328Everett, WA652.473.842.140.48B-
329Des Moines, IA2567.228.943.340.465B-
330Melbourne, FL22.755.85812.740.455B-
331Hampton, VA46.93145.832.440.405B-
332Chicago, IL41.855.823.830.540.37B-
333Huntsville, AL15.652.466.923.240.225B-
334Mesquite, TX30.86.572.887.239.65C
335Trenton, NJ44.749.77.272.639.615C
336Las Cruces, NM18.68117.743.339.565C
337Springfield, IL12.676.833.63639.45C
338St. Paul, MN38.455.817.745.839.185C
339Winston-Salem, NC6.259.553.35839.145C
340Columbus, OH29.4807.229.939.08C
341Sunrise, FL45.345.123.837.439.075C
342Warren, MI59.91541.931.239.06C
342Antioch, CA33.520.951.781.139.03C
344Houston, TX16.258.73667.539.03C
345Brockton, MA53.624.323.870.239.02C
346Lakewood, CO13.269.345.82038.86C
347Lansing, MI35.172.12.342.938.78C
348St. Cloud, MN17.49011.627.738.76C
349Peoria, IL29.270.74.56138.655C
350Las Vegas, NV40.448.511.670.238.61C
351Denver, CO33.978.64.519.438.51C
352Salem, OR30.659.511.670.238.48C
353Elizabeth, NJ42.232.928.964.738.335C
354Westminster, CO46.129.845.817.138.235C
355Aurora, CO5141.61.973.638.165C
356Bloomington, IN46.31.685.60.538.135C
357Boca Raton, FL69.71333.612.437.935C
358Wichita, KS8.178.617.768.837.72C
359North Charleston, SC7.95148.674.437.655C
360Boston, MA58.546.110.24.137.265C
361Ogden, UT23.1686.471.637.245C
362Fort Collins, CO65.61533.612.237.08C
363Tempe, AZ24.975.420.65.537.035C
364Independence, MO13.4435849.237.01C
365Auburn, WA10.582.320.634.836.995C
366Lynchburg, VA73.710.720.627.936.945C
367Honolulu, HI51.626.241.95.336.925C
368Providence, RI39.646.117.747.836.895C
369Springfield, MO0.464.266.97.636.885C
370Lake Charles, LA24.540.245.847.836.865C
371South Bend, IN7.549.741.988.336.84C
372Spokane Valley, WA15.232.362.96036.735C
373Kent, WA19.747.136.264.736.545C
374Inglewood, CA58.98.523.474.636.475C
375Jacksonville, FL32.547.123.848.836.335C
376Modesto, CA11.123.370.677.936.315C
377Jackson, TN13.626.877.540.936.265C
378Columbus, GA6.75153.352.536.22C
379Lubbock, TX8.940.262.553.736.17C
380Colorado Springs, CO36.753.46.454.935.955C
381North Little Rock, AR14.447.133.68335.87C
382Duluth, MN27.26323.813.135.68C
383Akron, OH26.86315.13635.655C
384Canton, OH4.46823.877.335.62C
385Tulsa, OK6.583.36.462.235.085C
386Kansas City, KS14.867.26.481.135.05C
387Lynn, MA55.819.717.750.734.935C
388Fresno, CA25.81748.485.234.75C
388Montgomery, AL25.437.633.66034.57C
390Pittsburgh, PA4060.38.63.334.57C
391Racine, WI47.319.915.182.434.54C
392Lawrence, MA5319.111.672.634.44C
392Richmond, CA25.232.352.527.134.345C
394Tuscaloosa, AL22.936.5588.834.345C
395New Orleans, LA23.711.181.42334.275C
396Paterson, NJ52.81.228.981.134.175C
397Pomona, CA507.733.46034.16C
398Chattanooga, TN3.256.353.327.934.125C
399Lafayette, LA9.767.220.653.734.075C
400Deerfield Beach, FL63.21523.813.133.88C
401Mobile, AL21.728.25831.233.675C
402Fort Myers, FL37.647.117.718.533.565C
403Renton, WA7.158.728.962.233.54C
404Grand Rapids, MI56.732.90.53633.44C
405Seattle, WA6.383.723.81.533.415C
406Kansas City, MO10.1814.543.333.29C
407South Gate, CA3925.213.584.633.045C
408Albany, GA5.258.728.963.533.005C
409Lakeland, FL1865.47.252.532.97C
410Wilmington, NC18.243.941.926.132.625C
411Waco, TX33.135.123.645.832.595C
412Hialeah, FL67.60.628.913.132.375C
413Wilmington, DE5.834.35854.932.31C
414Fayetteville, NC12.54341.943.132.06C
415Berkeley, CA16.64352.32.131.995C
416Los Angeles, CA59.315.413.531.231.87C
417Topeka, KS11.369.310.243.331.625C
418Spokane, WA153.448.627.931.31C
419New Bedford, MA24.761.51.139.131.28C
420Redding, CA19.157.514.73631.21C
421Gary, IN21.129.833.663.531.075C
422Allentown, PA56.311.93.170.231.07C
423Rockford, IL14635.75831.025C
423Lorain, OH293111.685.230.87C
425Flagstaff, AZ34.113.853.314.730.87C
426Compton, CA50.26.91086.430.78C
427Tacoma, WA2.252.445.827.130.65C
428Davie, FL54.89.123.827.930.65C
429Chico, CA31268.715.130.135C
430Reading, PA44.5162.390.530C
431Plantation, FL44.119.123.82429.515D
432Yakima, WA8.758.74.577.329.51D
433Salt Lake City, UT0.28015.113.129.155D
434Gulfport, MS1619.748.654.929.15D
435Muncie, IN28.66.562.98.428.525D
436Stockton, CA13134586.428.34D
437Kenner, LA4219.114.343.328.335D
438Hawthorne, CA47.96.513.562.228.31D
439St. Petersburg, FL557.528.919.428.165D
440Kissimmee, FL28.410.938.750.727.955D
441Santa Fe, NM23.548.55.737.427.94D
442Asheville, NC15.425.253.31027.275D
443Miami Gardens, FL32.9128.981.127.15D
444Norfolk, VA33.728.220.615.126.915D
445Bridgeport, CT58.33.83.145.826.9D
446Hemet, CA18.94.441.585.826.89D
447Syracuse, NY32.338.80.537.426.81D
448Portsmouth, VA11.528.438.745.826.8D
449Hollywood, FL40.814.223.822.826.77D
450Minneapolis, MN17.860.33.116.526.745D
451Delray Beach, FL31.722.133.63.326.455D
452Washington, DC11.9685.54.326.37D
453Portland, OR12.156.715.11026.02D
454Schenectady, NY26511.113.125.985D
455San Bernardino, CA7.72.453.190.525.74D
455Tucson, AZ233.745.833.425.6D
457Greenville, NC34.59.538.71025.6D
458Savannah, GA32.16.938.724.625.44D
459Federal Way, WA10.729.828.954.925.4D
460Newark, NJ40.211.38.652.524.86D
461Athens, GA39.24.236.26.624.69D
462Atlanta, GA3.865.410.21124.6D
463Albany, NY37.536.50.33.724.52D
464Philadelphia, PA34.726.24.531.224.25D
465Little Rock, AR1.249.715.150.724.175D
466Kalamazoo, MI2732.910.22123.97D
467Evansville, IN12.336.523.82523.705D
468Homestead, FL16.83.428.994.823.605D
469Bellingham, WA19.917.641.97.623.48D
470Birmingham, AL0.838.836.22423.37D
471Orlando, FL2.643.928.92023.305D
472Clearwater, FL28.217.628.98.423.215D
473Springfield, MA309.55.780.122.785D
474Indianapolis, IN7.341.63.16121.91D
475Waterbury, CT27.412.67.266.121.78D
476St. Louis, MO0.656.311.616.521.65D
477West Palm Beach, FL11.725.233.611.621.215D
478Cleveland, OH3.448.53.145.821.095D
479New Haven, CT20.713.417.753.321.02D
480Cincinnati, OH4.654.8027.920.84D
481Gresham, OR19.58.915.175.720.84D
482Milwaukee, WI9.929.81.176.720.35D
483Memphis, TN1.632.317.753.720.045D
484Eugene, OR34.38.515.116.519.98F
485Baltimore, MD4.243.98.62519.29F
486Gainesville, FL32.712.615.11.519.15F
487Richmond, VA29.819.18.67.619.07F
488Tallahassee, FL5.62.462.96.619.065F
489Lauderhill, FL26.60.423.833.418.72F
490Hartford, CT14.221.58.650.718.64F
491Rochester, NY24.1160.153.718.63F
492Boynton Beach, FL21.95.833.65.918.395F
493Detroit, MI10.36.523.868.818.385F
494Shreveport, LA9.110.117.773.618F
495Youngstown, OH18.412.615.139.517.945F
496Albuquerque, NM2.438.82.348.817.935F
497Baton Rouge, LA16.424.35.723.216.775F
498Dayton, OH8.316.610.257.216.155F
499Buffalo, NY1520.90.943.316.075F
500Columbia, SC5.428.220.65.516.05F
501Flint, MI20.15.61.963.515.54F
502Medford, OR410.717.75814.835F
503Oakland, CA1.837.62.92114.735F
504Pompano Beach, FL17.62.623.818.314.72F
505Miami, FL15.82.828.93.913.985F
506Miami Beach, FL022.128.91.113.965F
507Vallejo, CA21.53.814.914.713.86F
508Pueblo, CO1.419.110.249.213.69F
509Jackson, MS8.54.83.177.912.98F
510Fort Lauderdale, FL6.911.923.81012.935F

 

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[2] Census Bureau, “B25071: Median Gross Rent as a Percentage of Income in the Past 12 Months,” 2015 ACS, accessed at https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_15_1YR_B25071&prodType=table.

[3] U.S. Department of Education, “SY 2014-2015 Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate,” EDFacts Data Files, accessed at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/edfacts/data-files/index.html. Data for California from: California Department of Education, “2014-2015 Cohort Outcome Data,” CALPADS, accessed at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/sd/filescohort.asp. Data for Texas from: Texas Education Agency, “Class of 2015 Four-Year Rates,” Completion, Graduation, and Dropouts Data Search, accessed at: http://tea.texas.gov/acctres/dropcomp/years.html.

[4] Census Bureau, “S0101: Age and Sex,” 2015 ACS, accessed at https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_15_1YR_B25071&prodType=table.