BISMARCK, ND (KXNET) — When it comes to affordability, not many places can beat Bismarck and Fargo when it comes to raising a family.

That’s according to a data survey by personal financial information site, WalletHub.

The company released its 2023 “Best and Worst Places To Raise A Family” report, and Bismarck came in at #15 among more than 180 communities surveyed.

Fargo came in at #16.

WalletHub compared all the cities across 45 key metrics, ranging from housing affordability to school-system quality to the unemployment rate.

Here’s how Bismarck scored out of the 182 locations examined in various categories:

  • Affordability: #5
  • Socio-economics: #13
  • Health and Safety: #58
  • Education and Child Care: #71
  • Family Fun: #116

You can read the complete survey, along with the methodology used to compile the statistics used in the survey here.