Manitowoc Ranked No. 2 on Forbes’ List of Best Small Cities to Raise a Family

MANITOWOC ~ The city of Manitowoc was named the second-best small city in the country in which to raise a family, according to Forbes magazine.

Mayor Justin Nickels said he is proud of Manitowoc’s ranking and thinks it can be used as a tool to attract businesses to the area.

“Businesses look to move to communities where their employees can raise a family and appreciate those quality-of-life aspects,” he said. “This proves that Manitowoc is once again ahead of the curve and a top-notch community.”

Forbes, a biweekly magazine with a circulation of more than 900,000, chose 15 cities based on solid average incomes, good educational prospects, low costs, short commute times and high rates of home ownership.

Dubuque, Iowa, is the top-ranked city, according to Forbes. Twelve of the top 15 cities are in the Midwest.

Other Wisconsin cities on the list include Stevens Point, Marshfield and Fond du Lac.

~ Gannett Wisconsin Media