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WALLETHUB: Shreveport is 2019’s 5th Worst Place to Raise a Family

With wedding season over and many young families seeking to put down roots in places of opportunity, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Places to Raise a Family as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the most family-friendly places in America, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 47 key metrics. The data set ranges from housing affordability to school-system quality to share of families with young kids.

Raising a Family in Shreveport (1=Best; 91=Avg.):

  • 132nd– % of Families with Young Kids
  • 125th– Median Family Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 72nd– Housing Affordability
  • 133rd– Unemployment Rate
  • 159th– % of Two-Parent Families
  • 119th– Number of Attractions
  • 161st– % of Families Living in Poverty
  • 157th– Separation & Divorce Rate
  • 142nd– Violent-Crime Rate per Capita

For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-families/4435/

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Julia LeFort

Julia LeFort joined RSHV News 1 in May 2019 following her graduation from Florida College with a Bachelor's Degree in May 2019. She has been working as an editor in Florida for the past two years and previously graduated from Benton High School. Currently she is working as the content manager and a contributing reporter to RSHV News 1, while also attending graduate school online through LSU's School of Library and Information Science. Julia is excited to be back in Northwest Louisiana, which she considers home. You can contact Julia at jlefort@rshv.news.

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