The Top 10 Cities for Working Parents

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This story originally appeared on SmartAsset.com.

Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that there are about 33.6 million families in the U.S. with children under the age of 18. In 2018, at least one parent was employed in almost 91% of those family households.

Among the smaller subset of married-couple families with children, about 97% had at least one working parent and 63% had two working parents.

Although job insecurity and shifting ways of life and work are a new reality for many households across America due to the spread of COVID-19, there are essential workers and others whose offices have opened up who must report to work and also make sure their children are taken care of.

Balancing the demands and costs of child care and a job outside of the house is no simple task, but some cities may offer more favorable conditions for working parents than others. That’s why SmartAsset decided to explore some of the best cities for working parents in America.

To do this, we considered a total of 581 cities and examined data on them across eight metrics, which span topics including, housing, safety and education. Click through to examine how we did it, followed by the results.

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