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These are the top places for young families in Wisconsin, new study says

Posted at 10:04 AM, Oct 26, 2019

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee ranked second to last in a new study by Lending Tree that determines the best places in Wisconsin for young families.

The best place for young families to live was Rib Mountain, followed by Harrison, Elm Grove, Whitefish Bay, Waunakee, Hobart, West Salem, Lake Hallie, Sussex and Cedarburg. The study analyzed 146 places.

Researchers looked at the following seven factors to draw conclusions about each city and town: family income, housing costs, home-ownership rates, unemployment rate of 25- to 44-year-olds, percentage of 16- to 19-year-olds not enrolled or graduated from high school, commute time and households with children, according to Lending Tree.

Milwaukee's median household income of families with children is $34,292 and housing cost is $876, according to the study.

They used data from the 2017 survey conducted by the U.S. Census. Towns or cities had to have populations of 5,000 or more to be analyzed.