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Girl power: Buffalo tops the list of most female breadwinners in the country!

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Buffalo tops another list! This time for having more female breadwinners than any other city in the U.S (for large metro areas).  That’s according to the new information from the Census Bureau.

The number of married couples in which the wife is the primary breadwinner has risen dramatically over the past several decades with rising female education levels and declining wage gaps.

The report show that the Buffalo region (Buffalo, Niagara Falls) has the most households where the female is the breadwinner in the family. Buffalo’s share of female breadwinners is 33% – with an average income of $70,000 – the men in those households earn an average of $33,000.

So what cities round off the top 5?

Buffalo, NY
Hartford, CT
Sacramento, CA
Memphis, TN
Raleigh, NC

Rochester also makes the top ten at number 12.

For more on this study, check out Volusion.com

Mary Friona

Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.