Bettendorf among best Iowa towns for young families

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A consumer advocacy website ranked Bettendorf among the ten best towns in Iowa for young families. analyzed the public schools’ performance, job market, basic living costs, average income of residents and income growth to come up with its list of the ten Best Towns in Iowa for Young Families.  The list was published November 11, 2013.

The Des Moines suburb of Ankeny ranked at the top of the list.  Researchers cited Ankeny’s low unemployment and high graduation rate among the factors that made it the number-one town in Iowa for young families.

Bettendorf ranked sixth on the list, with researchers citing the local labor force and industry that includes several Fortune 500 companies as factors contributing to including Bettendorf in the top ten.

Here’s their complete list of the top ten Best Towns in Iowa for Young Families:

1.  Ankeny

2.  Waukee

3.  Pella

4.  Urbandale

5.  Johnston

6.  Bettendorf

7.  North Liberty

8.  Clive

9.  Coralville

10.  Altoona