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New Jersey’s Best and Worst Cities For Women

Certain areas are better equipped to address various aspects of women's well-being, including access to healthcare and economic opportunities. WalletHub, a personal finance website, conducted a study to assess the quality of life for women in different cities. To determine the rankings, WalletHub analyzed 182 cities, which included the 150 most populated cities in the United States and at least two of the largest cities in each state. They evaluated these cities across two key dimensions: "Women's Economic & Social Well-Being" and "Women's Health Care & Safety." Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the most favorable conditions for women. New Jersey's Best and Worst Cities For Women According to the report, Jersey City is among the top 15 cities for women, securing the 12th position with a score of 67.27. The study highlights that Jersey City performed well in the "Women's Health Care & Safety" category. Meanwhile, Newark is also featured in the rankings, occupying the 135th spot. Unfortunately, Newark exhibited the highest unemployment rate for women, as indicated by the study. In March, WalletHub published a report on the Best and Worst States for Women in 2023. Interestingly, New Jersey is listed among the top 10 states for women, holding the 10th position, as per the report. Additionally, the state has the 14th highest life expectancy for women giving birth. Overall, Columbia, Maryland, emerged at the top of the list as one of the best cities for women. It’s almost a third higher than the national average. Following closely behind is South Burlington, Vermont, in the second position. Completing the top three cities that are best for women is Irvine, California. Towards the end of the ranking, we find Brownsville, Texas, occupying the 180th position. Following closely behind is Gulfport, Mississippi, placed at 181st. The lowest ranking, considered the least favorable in the study, is Jackson, Mississippi, with an overall score of 26.68. If you're interested in the rankings of other cities on the list, you can find the full list here. [select-listicle listicle_id="559776" syndication_name="4-new-jersey-cities-make-best-party-cities-in-the-us-list" description="yes"]

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