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Rochester ranks 126th on list of top cities for families

Rochester Business Journal
June 13, 2014

Rochester ranks in the bottom 20 percent of cities nationwide for families, a new report from WalletHub shows.

Best & Worst cities for Families compared the nation’s 150 largest cities based on 31 key metrics. Rochester ranked 126th on the list and Buffalo ranked 113th. Syracuse was not analyzed for the report.

While Rochester ranked third in terms of family activities and fun, the city ranked 70th for health and safety and 122nd for education and child care. WalletHub—a social website launched by Evolution Finance that has financial tools and information for consumers and small business owners—ranked Rochester 114th for its affordability and 139th for its socio-economic environment.

The study also looked at crime rates, housing costs, annual income and commute times, among other factors. Plano, Texas, ranked first on the list, while Detroit ranked last.

Irvine, Calif., has the lowest violent crime rate per capita, while Detroit has the highest, the report shows. The lowest divorce rate among the nation’s largest cities is in Fremont, Calif., while the highest is in Cleveland.

Overland Park, Kan., has the lowest percentage of families below the poverty line, while Detroit has the highest. The most playgrounds per capita can be found in Madison, Wisc., while the fewest are in Laredo, Texas.

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