What Iowa City Was Voted One Of The Best Cities to Raise A Family?
An apartment website called Zumper.com ranked the ten best cities in America for raising a family in 2018.
They looked at 10 different metrics like income, how much an extra bedroom costs, high school dropout rates, and how many people are under 45. \Meaning you have other parents to hang with. The top spot went to Madison, Wisconsin where 70% of residents are under 45, unemployment is low and the average commute is just 19 minutes. But Iowa was also represented.
Des Moines finished number 8 on the list. Here's the full top 10:
1. Madison, Wisconsin.
2. Lincoln, Nebraska.
3. Lexington, Kentucky.
4. Boise, Idaho.
5. Tallahassee, Florida.
6. Raleigh, North Carolina.
7. Omaha, Nebraska.
8. Des Moines, Iowa.
9. Austin, Texas.
10. Lubbock, Texas
The Central Time Zone is well represented. So what cities didn't do so hot? Out of the 94 cities they looked at, Baltimore came in last, followed by Detroit, Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Philadelphia.