Want a family? Don’t move to this Michigan city.
One of the biggest parts of the American dream is the act of having a family and raising kids. And while people obviously raise their children in cities of all kinds across the United States, there are options that are better than others.
The website Wallethub recently released their list of "Best & Worst Cities To Raise A Family" and one city in Michigan landed at the bottom of the list.
To determine the most family-friendly places in America, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 46 key metrics. The data set ranges from housing affordability to school-system quality to the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated.
What city in Michigan is the best to raise a family?
The only city in Michigan that landed in the top 100 cities to raise a family is Grand Rapids.
Two of the main features that Grand Rapids offers families that choose to move there include a high rating for affordability when it comes to cost of living. Grand Rapids also has high ranking in health and safety measures.
However Grand Rapids falls short on family entertainment and childcare/healthcare costs, which honestly feels unfair because with the amount of family fun centers and parks around- there is always something to do.
What city is the worst in Michigan to raise a family?
Not only is Detroit the worst city in the state to raise a family, it's also the worst in the United States.
While Detroit did get a decent ranking when it comes to family fun, it ranked dead last when it comes to socioeconomics as well as second to last in education and healthcare.
Detroit also has the second highest divorce rate in the country, which is another factor that can hinder the success of a family unit.
Detroit having a low score doesn't mean that it's impossible to raise a family, but it does mean you'll have more difficulties, especially if you aren't on the top end of the economic standings in the city.
You can take these stats with a grain of salt, but these factors do play a heavy determining factor when it comes to the easy success of starting your family. So good luck, no matter where you're planting your roots.