A new study by the ever-prolific financial website WalletHub places Jersey City in the middle of the pack as a place to raise a family.
Out of 182 cities, Jersey City placed 81 overall, six places behind New York City and two places ahead of Los Angeles.
However, on one metric—playgrounds per capita—Jersey City was among the five worst, scoring just one place ahead of Newark. New York City, on the other hand, came in at number one.
WalletHub compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state across five key dimensions, “family fun,” health and safety, education and child care, affordability, and socio-economics.
For each dimension a city could receive up to 20 points. A total of 48 weighted metrics went into determining a city’s score in each dimension. A city receiving 100 would be rated “the most favorable conditions for family life.”
Overall, Jersey City received a score of 52.94, ranking 158 for family fun, 29 for health and safety, 14 for education and child care, 130 for affordability and 108 for socio-economics.
The WalletHub study can be viewed here.