Michigan City Ranks Among Worst Places For Single Dads To Live
Single dads are superheroes in their own right. With strength, love, and determination, they tackle the challenges of parenting solo and create a loving, nurturing environment for their children. These incredible men take on multiple roles, from chef to chauffeur, teacher to cheerleader. They embrace the ups and downs of fatherhood with open arms, proving that a single parent’s love knows no limits.
In celebration of Father’s Day on June 18th, LawnStarter has ranked the Best and Worst Cities for Single Dads to Live. They took a close look at the 200 biggest cities in the US and compared them across six categories like affordability and work-life balance. From childcare costs to public school quality and support programs, they considered 35 different factors.
What’s the number one city for single dads?
According to the site’s rankings, small yet prosperous cities like Bellevue, Washington (No. 1), and Irvine, California (No. 2) have claimed the top spots. Big cities like San Francisco (No. 7) and Seattle (No. 8) also made the list. These cities have plenty of high-income opportunities and college-educated residents.
There is room for improvement in cities with significant populations of single fathers, such as Newark, New Jersey (No. 116), Columbus, Georgia (No. 132), and Dayton, Ohio (No. 123). Unfortunately, these cities find themselves in the bottom half of the rankings. The study found that these cities struggle with limited access to baby supply stores, higher rates of child poverty, and just average public schools.
Detroit is one of the worst cities for single dads to live.
Taking a spot near the bottom of the rankings is none other than Detroit, securing the 198th spot out of 200 cities. It was sandwiched between Mesquite, TX (No. 197) and Killeen, TX (No. 199). Sadly, Detroit’s low affordability, scarcity of childcare options, lack of community support, and work-life imbalance put it at a disadvantage for single dads.
Check out the full ranking of cities here to see where they stand.