Mount Pleasant, Charleston in top 100 of best cities to raise a child, survey says

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — A survey of cities found both Charleston and Mount Pleasant to be in the top 50 of 100 best cities to raise a child in the United States.

According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a total of 526 cities met the standards to be included in the ranking.

The following metrics were considered including the percentage of 18 to 24 year-olds who did not graduate from high school, the median household income, the number of violent crimes vs. population size, and the number of insured children between the ages of 6-17.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the United States.

“The council advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement,” according to its website.

The report was formally released on Monday, November 13.

 

Top 100 Best Cities to Raise Kids in the U.S.:

1 San Ramon California
2 Newton Massachusetts
3 Newport Beach California
4 Pleasanton California
5 Flower Mound Texas
6 Livermore California
7 Davis California
8 Cambridge Massachusetts
9 Yorba Linda California
10 Boulder Colorado
11 Laguna Niguel California
12 San Mateo California
13 Berkeley California
14 Naperville Illinois
15 Irvine California
16 Fremont California
17 Kirkland Washington
18 Woodbury Minnesota
19 Ann Arbor Michigan
20 Maple Grove Minnesota
21 Milpitas California
22 Alameda California
23 Santa Clara California
24 Somerville Massachusetts
25 Folsom California
26 Sunnyvale California
27 Pearland Texas
28 Evanston Illinois
29 Tustin California
30 Carmel Indiana
31 Bellevue Washington
32 Thousand Oaks California
33 Ames Iowa
34 Carlsbad California
35 San Francisco California
36 Daly City California
37 Rochester Hills Michigan
38 Seattle Washington
39 Mountain View California
40 Torrance California
41 Camarillo California
42 Madison Wisconsin
43 Farmington Hills Michigan
44 Roseville California
45 Redwood City California
46 Broomfield Colorado
47 Simi Valley California
48 San Clemente California
49 Charleston South Carolina
50 Mount Pleasant South Carolina
51 San Jose California
52 Plymouth Minnesota
53 Lakewood California
54 Arlington Heights Illinois
55 Edmond Oklahoma
56 Santa Monica California
57 Santa Clarita California
58 Johns Creek Georgia
59 Walnut Creek California
60 Union City California
61 Overland Park Kansas
62 Oshkosh Wisconsin
63 Vacaville California
64 Hoover Alabama
65 Toms River New Jersey
66 Quincy Massachusetts
67 College Station Texas
68 Frisco Texas
69 Bellingham Washington
70 Livonia Michigan
71 Troy Michigan
72 Whittier California
73 Upland California
74 O’Fallon Missouri
75 San Leandro California
76 Waukesha Wisconsin
77 Cranston Rhode Island
78 Fargo North Dakota
79 Allen Texas
80 Redlands California
81 Champaign Illinois
82 Elk Grove California
83 Pasadena California
84 Burbank California
85 Missouri City Texas
86 Tuscaloosa Alabama
87 Peoria Arizona
88 Bloomington Illinois
89 Chico California
90 Missoula Montana
91 Redondo Beach California
92 Menifee California
93 Clifton New Jersey
94 Duluth Minnesota
95 Virginia Beach Virginia
96 Skokie Illinois
97 Mission Viejo California
98 Appleton Wisconsin
99 Chino Hills California
100 Fullerton California

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