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Corpus Christi ranks third best big city to raise a family

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When it comes to raising a family, Corpus Christi is the place to be.

A survey by Smart Asset looked at data on eight metrics to find the best cities to raise a family in 2018.

They considered housing cost as a percent of income, child care costs, percent of residents under the age of 19, school quality, graduation rate, poverty rate, unemployment rate and crime rate.

And when all was said and done, Corpus Christi claimed a spot in the top 10.

The average home in this city costs only 21% of the average household’s income, a top 10 rate.

With less money going to housing, parents can hopefully save for retirement and contribute to their children’s college fund.

Jobs in the area are also fairly plentiful. According to their data the unemployment rate in the area is 5.9%.

In addition, Texas cities dominated seven of the top ten spots.

Arlington and Fort Worth came in first and second, respectively, while Austin, El Paso, Laredo, and San Antonio also claimed top ten spots.

The survey contends that the Lone Star State combines good schools with low costs of living to make great cities for raising families.

Check out the full survey findings here.

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