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Researchers: Tucson one of the toughest places in the country to grow up

Posted: 12:42 PM, Jan 22, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-22 16:31:54-05
Researchers: Tucson one of the toughest places in the country to grow up

TUCSON, Ariz. - Brandeis University researchers say Tucson is one of the toughest places in the country to grow up.

According to the study, Tucson is the ninth-toughest metro area for children.

The team calculated a Child Opportunity Score among 72,000 neighborhoods. Criteria included education, environmental health and economic opportunities.

Bakersfield, Calif. was named the worst place to grow up, earning a score of 20. Tucson, with a score of 36, was the ninth worst.

Madison, Wis. topped the rankings with a score of 83.