The personal finance website WalletHub is out with its 2018 list of 'Best and Worst Places to Raise a Family' - and (to the surprise of no one who lives here) Sioux Falls made the top ten, coming in eighth on the list.

To determine the most family-friendly places in America, WalletHub researchers compared more than 180 cities in areas such as housing affordability to school-system quality to the number of families with young kids.

Here's how Sioux Falls came out compared to all the other cities in the study:

Raising a Family in Sioux Falls

(1=Best; 91=Average):

  • 49th – % of Families with Young Kids
  • 17th – Median Family Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 6th – Housing Affordability
  • 1st – Unemployment Rate
  • 30th – % of Two-Parent Families
  • 32nd – % of Families Living in Poverty
  • 28th – Separation & Divorce Rate
  • 73rd – Violent-Crime Rate per Capita

Overland Park, Kansas finished in first place, followed by Irvine, California; Fremont, California; South Burlington, Vermont; Bismarck, North Dakota; Plano, Texas; Fargo, North Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Huntington Beach, California and rounding out the top-ten Gilbert, Arizona.

To read the complete report on all 180 cities included in the study, go to the WalletHub website.

Source: WalletHub

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