Midland On Â?Best Place To Raise FamilyÂ? List 10-27-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Midland On Â?Best Place To Raise FamilyÂ? List 10-27-2010

MIDLAND, Mich. -- Midland was ranked as one of the best small places to raise a family, according to a list recently released by Yahoo.com.
The website ranked cities with a population less than 100,000 on five measures: commute time, high school graduation rate, median household income, home ownership rate and cost of living.
The choice of where to settle down and bring up a family was also based on a number of personal factors, such as affordability and jobs, according to the report.
The top three cities on the list are all in the Midwest, and the region is home to 12 of the top 15 cities.
Midland ranked fourth overall in the nation, while Marquette, Mich., cracked the top three.
Top 10 Best Small Cities To Raise A Family:
  1. Dubuque, Iowa
  2. Manitowoc, Wis.
  3. Marquette, Mich.
  4. Midland, Mich.
  5. Marshfield, Wis.
  6. Stevens Point, Wis.
  7. Casper, Wyo.
  8. Quincy, Ill.
  9. Helena, Mont.
  10. Columbus, Ind.
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