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If you have a family DO NOT live in these 50 cities

The results are in and these are the WORST cities to live in.

If you have a family DO NOT live in these 50 cities

The results are in and these are the WORST cities to live in.
  • You've heard it takes a village to raise a child, so it's pretty important you pick your village well.

  • In a recent study, WalletHub's analysts ranked 150 of the most populated U.S. cities to see which ones were the best and which cities were the worst to raise a family. Housing cost, school quality, healthcare, recreation and 37 other key metrics were used in their analysis.

  • The results are in, and these are the 50 worst cities for your family:

  • 50. Tempe, Arizona

  • 49. Anchorage, Alaska

  • 48. Mesa, Arizona

  • 47. Corpus Christi, Texas

  • 46. Springfield, Missouri

  • 45. Knoxville, Tennessee

  • 44. Houston, Texas

  • 43. Rochester, New York

  • 42. Akron, Ohio

  • 41. Dallas, Texas

  • 40. Ontario, Canada

  • 39. Washington, D.C.

  • 38. Little Rock, Arkansas

  • 37. Phoenix, Arizona

  • 36. Oakland, California

  • 35. Long Beach, California

  • 34. Riverside, California

  • 33. Stockton, California

  • 32. Laredo, Texas

  • 31. Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 30. Brownsville, Texas

  • 29. Moreno Valley, California

  • 28. Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • 27. Atlanta, Georgia

  • 26. Columbus, Georgia

  • 25. Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 24. Toledo, Ohio

  • 23. St. Louis, Missouri

  • 22. Glendale, Arizona

  • 21. Fresno, California

  • 20. Tucson, Arizona

  • 19. Montgomery, Alabama

  • 18. Mobile, Alabama

  • 17. Baltimore, Maryland

  • 16. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • 15. Santa Ana, California

  • 14. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • 13. Cleveland, Ohio

  • 12. New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 11. North Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 10. Memphis, Tennessee

  • 9. Newark, New Jersey

  • 8. Augusta, Georgia

  • 7. Jackson, Mississippi

  • 6. Miami, Florida

  • 5. Hialeah, Florida

  • 4. Shreveport, Louisiana

  • 3. San Bernardino, California

  • 2. Detroit, Michigan

  • And the worst city to raise a family in is ...

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  • 1. Birmingham, Alabama

  • If you live in one of these cities, do you agree? If not, what is it about your city that actually makes it a great place to raise a family?

Amberlee is the content manager for Famifi.com and earned a degree in journalism. She loves her family, the outdoors, baby foxes and podcasts.

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