Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Idaho

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Idaho

Idaho Falls

Nearest city: Idaho Falls
Population: 52,434
Median family income: $62,833
Runners-up: Meridian, Pocatello

Idaho Falls, located along the Snake River at the Rocky Mountains' western edge, is an affordable city with its own symphony, opera, museums, zoos, and minor league baseball team. The economy depends on agriculture and is home to the Idaho National Laboratory.