Working parents have a lot on their plates, but a new survey shows those living in Plano are better off than most. According to Nerdwallet.com, the Dallas suburb is the second-best city in the nation for working parents.
The personal finance website praised Plano's high median income, average child-care costs and quality public schools. Local companies like Dell Services, Toyota Motors, J.C. Penney and Siemens PLM Software also earned a mention.
Beyond employment opportunities, the biggest factor impacting working parents' quality of life is the affordability of child care.
"Child care can be a huge cost for parents. For our top 10 cities, care for an infant costs an average of over $9,000 a year," the survey reads.
Annually, Plano parents can expect to shell out about $8,500 for an infant and $6,500 for a 4-year-old. Those costs are offset by an average household income of $81,000.
The Southwest dominated the rankings, taking home eight of the top 10 spots, thanks in large part to a low cost of living compared to the rest of the country. California managed to nab two slots on the list, with Fremont at No. 4 and Irvine at no. 5.
Two other Texas cities also made the cut. Garland came in at No. 6 while El Paso landed at No. 7.
Hey, all those kids aren't getting delivered by a stork.