While women as a whole make 80 cents for every $1 men make, in these cities they can make as much or more than their male counterparts. NerdWallet staffers Courtney Miller and Laura McMullen report on an analysis of of Census Bureau data which looked at 529 cities and ranked them based on the environment for working women.
Some of the key takeaways: There are more opportunities for women in healthcare and education, and Minnesota has three cities in the top 10, including number one, Rochester:
In our top city, women’s median earnings in 2014 were 92.3% of men’s — well above the 79.8% national rate reported in the 2014 American Community Survey. Plus, women living in Rochester don’t have to overspend on housing: Median monthly rent is 22.2% of monthly earnings, the lowest percentage of the top 10.