Out of 182 cities in the U.S. – including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state – the personal finance website examined 15 key factors to determine their results.
The two main categories in their rankings are “Women’s Economic & Social Well-Being” and “Women’s Health Care & Safety," which encompass median earnings, unemployment rates, job security, amount of women living in poverty, amount of women-owned businesses and firms, quality of women's health care, abortion access, and suicide rates among women.
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The report found that Columbia, Maryland is the best city for women. In second place is South Burlington, Vermont, with Irvine, California coming in third.
The worst city for women based on health care and economic opportunities is Jackson, Mississippi. In second place is Gulfport, Mississippi, with Brownsville, Texas in third.
It adds: "While women generally make up a higher percentage of the population in most areas across the nation, they are not always in the best location to maximize their potential."
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