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OKLAHOMA CITY – When you’re looking for a place to call home, many couples look for a city that provides a certain type of atmosphere for families.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American can expect to move about 11.7 times in their lifetime.

With that in mind, WalletHub decided to compare the 150 largest U.S. cities to see which are most conducive to families.

The company took into account the availability of quality jobs, the relative cost of housing, the quality of local school and health care systems and the opportunities for fun and recreation.

With that information, WalletHub created a list of the ‘2014 Best & Worst Cities for Families.’

The cities that top the list may surprise you.

The ‘2014 Best & Worst Cities for Families’ is as follows:

  1. Plano, Texas
  2. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  3. Overland Park, Kansas
  4. Fremont, California
  5. Irvine, California
  6. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  7. Lincoln, Nebraska
  8. Anchorage, Alaska
  9. Gilbert, Arizona
  10. Amarillo, Texas

Oklahoma City was ranked 41st on the list.

Researchers say the city ranked relatively high on fun activities and affordability.

However, it came in close to the bottom with its health and safety ranking.

For the complete list, visit WalletHub’s website.