Jackson named to list of top cities to raise a family in MO

Jackson named to list of top cities to raise a family in MO

(KFVS) - Home is where the heart is and one Heartland town made the top 20 list of places to put down roots in the state of Missouri.

Jackson made the list at number 20. Wildwood was named the top city.

According to Wallet Hub, their data team compared over 80 of the state's biggest cities. They looked at 21 key indicators of 'family-friendliness.'

That data set includes housing affordability to the quality of school system to the unemployment rate.

Here are the top 20 cities to raise a family in Missouri based on Wallet Hub's findings:

  1. Wildwood
  2. Dardenne Prairie
  3. Eureka
  4. Creve Coeur
  5. Chesterfield
  6. Wentzville
  7. Webster Groves
  8. Raymore
  9. O'Fallon
  10. Liberty
  11. Kirkwood
  12. Ballwin
  13. Lee's Summit
  14. St. Peters
  15. Manchester
  16. Town and Country
  17. Columbia
  18. Fort Leonard Wood
  19. Nixa
  20. Jackson

Farmington made the list at 44 and Cape Girardeau Ranked 49. Sikeston was at number 68, Poplar Bluff ranked 81, and Kennett came in near the bottom of the list at 84.

The worst city to raise a family in Missouri according to this survey? St. Louis.

You can read the whole list and some of the research behind it on Wallet Hub's website.

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