Best Places to Raise Kids



Rank City % of pop. under 15 % families with kids Daycare spaces per '000 Average monthly daycare fee Average house price Average household income Pop. growth '11 to '12 Violent crime rate per 100K Doctors per '000 Jobless rate % employed in arts & rec Days with rain
1 Calgary, Alta. 17.90% 47.95 22.03 726 394,550 125,733 6.56% 753.64 2.46 4.02 2.11 67.5
2 Blainville, Que. 22.12% 53.61 47.99 210 275,669 103,000 3.65% 909.86 2.34 4.53 1.57 120.9
3 St. Albert, Alta. 18.24% 50.32 22.03 726 344,967 139,628 4.92% 748.94 2.59 3.82 1.86 76
4 Strathcona County, Alta. 19.33% 50.53 22.03 726 371,619 147,946 4.85% 843.72 2.59 3.51 1.66 77.4
5 Lévis, Que. 16.47% 44.67 47.99 210 205,501 79,083 1.46% 581.8 3.2 3.65 1.78 121.1
6 Boucherville, Que. 16.58% 46.47 47.99 210 317,057 115,838 -3.13% 821.01 2.34 2.78 2.86 116.4
7 Terrebonne, Que. 18.14% 49.39 47.99 210 225,385 81,108 3.92% 1023.04 2.34 4.03 1.4 123.5
8 Repentigny, Que. 15.53% 45.74 47.99 210 215,408 82,008 1.88% 396.56 2.34 4.51 1.32 118.6
9 Gatineau, Que. 16.71% 43.43 47.99 210 223,770 78,788 1.35% 1409.46 2.44 5.63 2.78 118.5
10 Lacombe, Alta. 22.11% 46.23 22.03 726 243,461 97,516 7.20% 1246.62 2.39 3.91 1.46 75.6
11 Lethbridge, Alta. 18.52% 42.64 22.03 726 183,491 82,601 4.53% 1278.46 1.99 4.1 1.44 58.5
12 Winnipeg, Man. 16.71% 44.21 23.78 560 255,091 77,269 6.00% 1415.63 2.57 5.04 1.91 76.9
13 Oakville, Ont. 18.75% 57.35 20.91 n/a 587,045 145,471 6.23% 507.27 2.07 5.3 2.58 101.3
14 Burlington, Ont. 16.48% 47.42 20.9 n/a 417,102 110,031 6.82% 507.27 2.5 4.65 2.06 108.7
15 Newmarket, Ont. 17.83% 56.47 20.91 n/a 413,688 107,353 6.31% 548.25 2.07 4.69 2.05 108.3
16 Steinbach, Man. 21.49% 46.1 23.78 560 250,276 65,784 7.98% 1489.49 2.57 4.59 1.85 67
17 Yellowknife, N.W.T. 18.99% 52.24 40.66 700 425,947 132,378 6.16% 4425.57 2.6 5.73 2.99 50.5
18 Edmonton, Alta. 15.72% 43.45 22.03 726 338,463 96,704 3.84% 1210.46 2.57 4.91 1.95 77.2
19 Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Que. 17.01% 58.18 47.99 210 373,718 97,036 3.42% 1204.68 2.34 6.75 2.09 119.4
20 Ottawa, Ont. 15.92% 46.78 20.91 n/a 352,020 98,980 4.10% 651.86 2.44 5.89 2.94 118.5
21 Saskatoon, Sask. 17.62% 41.65 10.39 603 311,592 86,934 6.85% 1789.84 3.06 5.25 1.78 64.4
22 Québec, Que. 12.53% 37.15 47.99 210 221,685 67,907 0.58% 920.48 3.2 4.97 2.33 121.1
23 Halton Hills, Ont. 20.65% 55.52 20.9 n/a 458,024 116,251 6.08% 507.27 2.07 4.16 1.67 109.6
24 Amos, Que. 17.47% 44.6 47.99 210 154,787 70,348 0.87% 1327.78 4.15 11.58 0.89 103.7
24 Rimouski, Que. 14.45% 39.77 47.99 210 162,570 63,829 -4.33% 951.84 3.69 7.37 1.93 111.6
25 Laval, Que. 16.73% 46.36 47.99 210 265,169 77,060 2.64% 966.97 2.34 5.52 1.68 118.5
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Data provided by: Environics Analytics, Demographic Estimates and Projections 2012 and others

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