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Best Cities for Working Moms

Posted: Oct 12, 2011 5:24 PM

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Forbes Woman has ranked the best cities for working moms in the United States. They analyzed various aspects of the largest 50 metropolitan areas by population. Job opportunity and high earnings potential were at the top of the list.

They also looked at safety, healthcare and education, because those are priorities every mother considers when taking a job. They did this by looking at the number of practicing physicians, school district per-pupil expenditure, provided by Sperling's Best Places and the violent crime rates as reported annually by the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Cost of living was considered along with time and the rising cost of childcare. Time commuting to and from work and at work were factors.

The top 10 best cities for working mothers are:

1 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

2 Columbus, OH

3 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

4 Pittsburgh, PA

5 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

6 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

7 Richmond, VA

8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

9 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

10 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

Only one city in Colorado made the list, Denver came in at 22.

22 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO

How often do you move? Have you moved to a new city because of YOUR career? Do statistics like this help you make choices or do you go where the jobs are?

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