Top City for Working Moms: Minneapolis

Forbes weighs women's salaries, safety, unemployment
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2010 12:49 PM CDT
Top City for Working Moms: Minneapolis
With its low unemployment rate and high per-pupil education spending, Washington, DC, is the runner-up in Forbes' rankings of best cities for working mothers.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

With its low rates of unemployment and violent crime, combined with relatively high salaries for women, the Minneapolis/St. Paul area tops the Forbes list of best cities for working mothers. The magazine gave added weight in this year's rankings to women's income, and when the numbers were crunched, the Minnesota capital area replaced New York in the No. 1 spot and finished ahead of runner-up Washington, DC. The rest of the top 10:

  1. Boston
  2. Pittsburgh
  3. Baltimore
  4. Denver
  5. Hartford, Conn.
  6. New York
  7. Seattle
  8. Buffalo
To see the top 50 (spoiler: Las Vegas squeaks in), click here.
(Read more working mothers stories.)

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