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Best suburb to raise a family in Mississippi

Source: GovernorBryant.com Source: GovernorBryant.com
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Multiple South Mississippi cities are at the top of the charts, ranked in the top 12 for the best suburbs to raise a family in Mississippi. 

The study, released by Nich, ranks suburbs based on age demographics, school ratings, crime rates, access to affordable housing, child care, libraries and grocery stores. A high ranking indicates that a suburb attracts young families with good schools and a safe community.

1. Madison

2. Petal

3. Ridgeland

4. Pass Christian

5. Long Beach

6. Ocean Springs

7. Southaven

8. Gautier

9. Horn Lake

10. Flowood

11. Olive Branch

12. Byram

Pass Christian was given a B- in crime and safety as well as access to libraries. The city received an A in community involvement, an A- in housing and an A+ in education.

Long Beach was given an A- in community involvement and housing. The city received a B+ in education, a B in crime and safety and a Cin access to libraries.

Ocean Springs was given an A in education and community involvement. The city received an A- in housing, a C+ in crime and safety plus a C in access to libraries.

Gautier was given an A in community involvement and an A- in education. The city received a B+ in housing, a C in access to libraries and a C+ in crime and safety.

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