“With Colorado today boasting one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and ranking among the top states to raise a family, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report identifying 2019’s Best Places to Raise a Family in Colorado,” according to WalletHub.
WalletHub compared more than 60 cities in the state across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from housing affordability to school-system quality to unemployment rate. Black Forest ranked in the top 20.
No. 1 Parker
No. 17 Black Forest
No. 20 Loveland
- Golden has the most playgrounds (per 100,000 residents), 24.55, which is 26.7 times more than in Pueblo, the city with the fewest at 0.92.
- Johnstown has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), 0.18, which is 58.5 times fewer than in Pueblo, the city with the most at 10.53.
- Castle Pines has the highest median annual family income (adjusted for cost of living), $114,272, which is 2.7 times higher than in Fort Carson, the city with the lowest at $42,165.
- Black Forest has the lowest separation and divorce rate, 8.53 percent, which is four times lower than in Welby, the city with the highest at 34.20 percent.
- Lone Tree has the lowest share of families receiving food stamps, 0.45 percent, which is 60.1 times lower than in Federal Heights, the city with the highest at 27.06 percent.
Information from wallethub.com