Women face many unique challenges and dangers their male counterparts may not face in America’s cities. These factors can influence residency decisions, economic development outcomes and public safety policy, among others.
This list, compiled by personal finance site ValuePenguin, used 31 metrics across policy and representation, education and wealth, crime and healthcare to rank 261 cities as the best and worst cities for women to reside. The metrics were collected from federal agencies like the CDC, FBI and Census Bureau, as well as nonprofit groups like the Parents for Megan’s Law and the Violence Policy Center.
Is your city on the list?
U.S. and global equity analysis firm 24/7 Wall Street determined the 50 worst cities to live in the U.S. using a combination of income levels, poverty and employment rates, ease of access to attractions, education levels and housing pricing data. See if your city is on the list.