Knowing not only when but where to raise your family is important to the overall health of your family. Luckily, the 2019 numbers are in! This list of best cities for Black families has been compiled by the Center for Children’s Health & Statistics and based on four main categories for residents of the United States 18 years and younger:
Rounding out the bottom of the list is:
10. Seattle, Washington
9. Dallas, TX
8. Columbus, OH
7. San Diego, California
“I’m going back to Cali.” Well, at least that’s what LL Cool J said in his classic song. But now there’s good reason to. At first glance, it may seem like another tourist destination city in California, but it’s actually one of the best places for Black families.
I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t it expensive?
The cost of living is above the national average, but there are a lot of opportunities for jobs in San Diego including all types of science fields. Plus, studies show that people live longer in San Diego than many other cities this size.
6. Washington, D.C.
Even though it’s the land of politics and questionable behavior by politicians nowadays, D.C. aka Chocolate city is still one of the most thriving places for Black families in America. As the Capital of the United States, DC seems like it’s only about passing laws and foriegn policy issues, but it’s one of the best places to grow and raise a Black family.
Although the unemployment rate is only slightly lower than the national average, DC’s employment opportunities are very much alike, making it an excellent competitor with cities of similar sizes. Many are employed by the government, but there are also a lot of opportunities in the health and education fields.
The top five cities in the top 10 are continued on the next page.