Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Pennsylvania

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Pennsylvania

Scranton

Nearest city: Scranton
Population: 71,539
Median family income: $50,365
Runners-up: Erie, Allentown

Scranton, once a hub for coal-and-iron production in the state's Pocono Northeast region, is probably best known today as the setting for the popular TV show, The Office. It also has a low cost of living, ski slopes, and colleges, including Scranton University.