Special Report

The Cities With the Cheapest Child Care

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50. Waco, TX
> Est. annual child care costs (2 children): $11,493
> Median family income: $66,852 – 103rd lowest of 376 metros
> Share of population under age 15: 20.3% – 75th highest of 376 metros
> Share of households occupied by families: 65.2% – 167th highest of 376 metros

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49. Amarillo, TX
> Est. annual child care costs (2 children): $11,487
> Median family income: $69,716 – 133rd lowest of 376 metros
> Share of population under age 15: 21.4% – 39th highest of 376 metros
> Share of households occupied by families: 67.0% – 102nd highest of 376 metros

48. Columbus, GA-AL
> Est. annual child care costs (2 children): $11,449
> Median family income: $62,459 – 56th lowest of 376 metros
> Share of population under age 15: 19.9% – 92nd highest of 376 metros
> Share of households occupied by families: 64.2% – 177th lowest of 376 metros

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47. Tallahassee, FL
> Est. annual child care costs (2 children): $11,420
> Median family income: $72,943 – 184th lowest of 376 metros
> Share of population under age 15: 15.9% – 52nd lowest of 376 metros
> Share of households occupied by families: 56.6% – 12th lowest of 376 metros

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46. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
> Est. annual child care costs (2 children): $11,329
> Median family income: $60,792 – 36th lowest of 376 metros
> Share of population under age 15: 15.5% – 43rd lowest of 376 metros
> Share of households occupied by families: 64.8% – 176th highest of 376 metros

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