Columbus, Ohio Metro Among America’s Best Cities to Raise a Family in 2022, National Study Shows
OAK PARK, CA., February 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dwellics, the authority on U.S. city data and personalized advice on where to move, today unveiled the 2022 report, Top 100: Best Cities to Raise a Family in the Midwest.
The report analyzes key factors including quality of education, community (percentage of married households with school-aged children), climate comfort (days between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit), infrastructure (number of parks , outdoor activities, internet speeds), safety (risk of natural disasters, crime) and financial (childcare costs, real estate prices and cost of living).
More than 10,000 Midwestern cities across Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indianaand Michigan were part of the analysis.
The report reveals several surprising trends, including Ohio surpassing all other states by scoring nine of the top ten positions on the list. Within the state, the Columbus cities in the New Albany metropolitan area (population 10,825) and Dublin (population 49,328) rank number one and two, respectively. However, from ohio the most populous cities were not on the list, reflecting the migration of American workers to smaller cities as the popularity and feasibility of remote work increases.
the Ohio cities that complete the report’s top ten include
- Kirtland, Ohio (#3, population 6,937)
- Liberty Township, Ohio (#4, population 39,639)
- Washington Township, Ohio (#5, population 56,516)
- Plain Township, Ohio (#6, population 52,203)
- Wyoming, Ohio (#7, population 8,756)
- the Village of Indian Hill, Ohio (#8, population 6,087)
- Solon, Ohio (#10, population 24,262)
Another report, by Upwork, the world’s largest job market, found that between 6.9% and 11.5% of US households intend to move in 2022, making Ohio a prime target for families looking to relocate to the Midwest.