Cleveland received an average F-grade and ranked near the bottom of the worst cities for young families as ranked by a recent Apartment List study.
Akron ranked #405 out of 474 U.S. cities in the study, which analyzed four important factors for families: safety, the cost of housing, school quality and child-friendliness.
Cleveland scored an average of 10 percent with its highest marks in the child score category, where it had a score of 56 percent. In the safety category, it scored 5 percent. School quality scored 8 percent. Housing cost received a score of 6 percent.
FBI and census data along with high school graduation rates were used to score each city.
No Ohio cities ranked in the top five.
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