The state of Ohio can be a great place where families start a new life. The Buckeye State boasts richness in cultural and environmental diversity throughout. Home to three major cities — Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus — in addition to numerous small towns, Ohio has many reasons for families to settle down. But is it better to live in a major city or a small town in Ohio? WalletHub staffer Richie Bernardo has the answer.

Bernardo compares 145 cities in the state across 21 key indicators of ideal family conditions, ranging from playgrounds per capita to median family salary adjusted for cost of living, affordable housing to violent-crime rate, and poverty rate to divorce rate.

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