With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, realtor.com decided to take a look around the country and determine the best American cities for being a working mom. In order to do this, the 100 largest U.S. cities were ranked based on career opportunity statistics such as the employment rate of women who have children and the median women’s salary; care for children such as the number of day care facilities for every child under the age of 5 and the number of good schools for every child under 18; and the median home price.
After each city was analyzed with these criteria in mind, Orlando, Fla. came out on top. The median salary for full-time female workers was $35,518 and the median home price was $211,000. The largest employer in the region is Walt Disney Co., and they offer free theme park admission and discounts on hotels and merchandise so working moms and their families can enjoy their time off without having to spend a fortune.
Second on the list was Minneapolis, Minn., with a median salary for full-time female workers of $45,198 and a median home price of $255,000. Target, which is headquartered in the city, offers a very good maternity support program and gift cards to help with the new costs associated with a baby.
The remaining cities in the top five are Pittsburgh, Pa., Madison, Wis., and Fort Collins, Colo. Of the top 10 cities, Washington, D.C. (9) had the highest median salary for full-time female workers at $61,801. It did, however, also have the second highest median home price (Seattle was the highest) at $525,000.
For the full list of the top 10 cities for working moms and the reasons why a specific city took the place that it did, click the link below.