Family Circle and Onboard Informatics identify the top 10 towns for families by narrowing down a list of 4,200 towns with a population between 10,000 and 150,000, and pulling localities where a high concentration of households have a median income between $50,000 and $100,000.

Four metrics were used to compare the remaining qualifying towns and pinpoint the top 10 places: median income, median home price, the percentage of households with children, and GreatSchools rankings.

The Google Map below displays where each of the top 10 towns are located.  Selecting a pin or town from the list provides a drilldown of the four metrics in each location.


CHEAT SHEET:


#1: Westborough, Mass.                                   

Population: 18,497                                                
Median Income:$96,049                                      
Median Home Price: $385,000
Percentage of Households with Kids:40%
GreatSchools Rating: 10

#2: Camas, Wash.

Population: 20,023
Median Income: $80,104
Median Home Price: $300,000
Percentage of Households with Kids: 48%
GreatSchools Rating: 9

#3: Franklin, Tenn.

Population: 66,074
Median Income: $78,153
Median Home Price: $312,900
Percentage of Households with Kids: 38%
GreatSchools Rating: 10

#4: Westfield Ind.

Population: 31,857
Median Income: $84,268
Median Home Price: $208,579
Percentage of Households with Kids: 46%
GreatSchools Rating: 8

#5: Woodbury, Minn.

Population: 63,367
Median Income: $93,456
Median Home Price: $250,000
Percentage of Households with Kids: 43%
GreatSchools Rating: 9

#6: Boerne, Texas

Population: 29,055
Median Income: $81,221
Median Home Price: $201,562
Percentage of Households with Kids: 34%
GreatSchools Rating: 9

#7: Lake Mary, Fla.

Population: 14,083
Median Income: $79,114
Median Home Price: $245,565
Percentage of Households with Kids: 31%
GreatSchools Rating: 8

#8: Elmhurst, Ill.

Population: 44,509
Median Income: $88,236
Median Home Price: $330,000
Percentage of Households with Kids: 39%
GreatSchools Rating: 9

#9: Apex, N.C.

Population: 40,205
Median Income: $84,843
Median Home Price: $240,000
Percentage of Households with Kids: 52%
GreatSchools Rating: 9

#10: Brecksville, Ohio

Population: 13,464
Median Income: $93,755
Median Home Price: $215,000
Percentage of Households with Kids: 32%
GreatSchools Rating: 10


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