Source: WalletHub


With Ohio offering plenty of incentives for families — the seventh largest state GDP in the U.S., rich cultural and outdoor diversity, and a healthy housing market — the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst Cities to Raise a Family in Ohio.

To identify the most family-friendly spots to call home in Ohio, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the state’s cities across 21 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the share of families with young children to median family income to housing affordability.

Best Cities for Ohio Families Worst Cities for Ohio Families
1. Powell T-176. Ashtabula / Youngstown
2. Perrysburg 178. Euclid
3. New Albany 179. Brooklyn
4. Mason 180. Dayton
5. Springboro 181. Maple Heights
6. Hudson 182. Whitehall
7. Dublin 183. Trotwood
8. Hilliard 184. Cleveland
9. Delaware 185. Warrensville Heights
10. Beavercreek 186. East Cleveland

Comparing the Best & Worst

  • Montgomery has the lowest separation and divorce rate, 7.89 percent, which is 6.2 times lower than in East Cleveland, the city with the highest at 48.57 percent.
  • Broadview Heights has the fewest property crimes (per 1,000 residents), 0.94, which is 80.5 times fewer than in Chillicothe, the city with the most at 75.65.
  • New Albany has the highest median annual family income (adjusted for cost of living), $158,078, which is 4.4 times higher than in East Cleveland, the city with the lowest at $36,001.

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