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We have our hands on the most sought after list of 2022: Louisiana's most family friendly places to live.
The most family friendly places in a state are the places that have the best neighborhoods, the best schools, the best shopping, and the most family friendly amenities; and, folks, Louisiana has some of the best in the South. So, if you and your family already live in the Bayou State, consider yourself lucky. But if you're thinking about moving your family to the Deep South, we suggest you take a look at HomeSnacks list of best places to raise your family in Louisiana for 2022.
How did we determine Louisiana's most family friendly places? We consulted the US Census on places in Louisiana with more than 10,000 residents. We looked at several factors: crime, education, family friendly activities, and the percent of households that currently have children. We ended up with 26 family friendly places. This is also our second time ranking Louisiana's most family friendly cities, so trust us when we say that any family would be lucky to call any one of these places home. Louisiana currently has 1.6 million families, and that number is expected to increase over the next ten years; and that folks, is because the state has a ton of awesome "Louisiana" stuff to do. Like, celebrating one of the world's biggest Mardis Gras in New Orleans, visiting one of the state's 21 state parks, or spending the day at Alexandria's Zoo.
And parents, Louisiana has 69 Blue Ribbon schools, and local colleges like Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge keep showing up on U.S. News' 'Best College' lists year after year. So, if you're looking for safe, family friendly cities and neighborhoods, amazing schools, large green spaces, and just overall good family friendly fun, keep reading.
When you choose to live in one of Louisiana's best places for families, you are choosing to live where you can keep your family safe, happy, and healthy. And that makes perfect sense.
So, what's the best place for families to live in Louisiana for 2022? Drum roll... the number one best place for families in the Pelican State is Thibodaux based on the most recent Census data.
To see how your favorite places in Louisiana compared, take a look at the list below; and if you don't see it there, head to the bottom.
Check out some more reading about Louisiana and the best places for families in the country:
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- Cheapest Places To Live In Louisiana
- Best Cities To Raise A Family In America
- Best States To Raise A Family In America
The 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Louisiana For 2022
Methodology: How do you determine which place is best for families in Louisiana anyways?
To give you the places in Louisiana which are best for families, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what's family-friendly and what isn't.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the family friendly numbers for the Pelican State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Louisiana, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:
- Crime (Both violent and property)
- Quality of local schools
- Distance to a major city without necessarily being in it
- % of households with children
- Family-friendly amenities nearby (museums, libraries and colleges)
We then gave each city a Family Score.
The higher the score, the better the city is for families. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 10,000 people. For Louisiana, that meant a total of 26 cities. You can download the data here.
Summary: The Best Places To Raise A Family In Louisiana
If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in Louisiana ranked by criteria that most would agree make a place a great spot for families, this is an accurate list.
Here's a look at the best cities for singles Louisiana according to the data:
- West Monroe
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