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San Diego is one of the best US cities to raise a family, study shows

Chula Vista, Oceanside also place high in rankings
Exploring San Diego
Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 01, 2022

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A new study lists San Diego as one of the best cities in the U.S. to raise a family.

WalletHub researchers compared over 180 U.S. cities in its “2022 Best & Worst Places to Raise a Family” report, gathering data and basing the rankings on criteria such as safety, quality of school systems, unemployment rate, and cost of living/affordability.

According to the study, San Diego placed fairly high in numerous categories, leading to the high overall ranking for America’s Finest City.

San Diego’s rankings in some key categories:

  • No. 6 in Number of Attractions
  • No. 21 in Playgrounds per Capita
  • No. 24 in Percentage of Residents Who Are Fully Vaccinated
  • No. 40 in Percentage of Families Living in Poverty
  • No. 47 in Violent-Crime Rate per Capita
  • No. 80 in Unemployment Rate

In addition to San Diego, two other County cities made the list: Chula Vista (ranked 37th) and Oceanside (ranked 63rd).

The top 3 best cities:
1. Fremont, California
2. Overland Park, Kansas
3. Irvine, California

The bottom 3 cities:
180. Memphis, Tennessee
181. Cleveland, Ohio
182. Detroit, Michigan

Click here to view the complete report/methodology

Source: WalletHub