It\u2019s no secret that Silicon Valley tech companies have a gender equality problem.\nOf the companies that released diversity reports last year, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Google ranked among the worst, reporting that between 13 percent and 18 percent of its tech jobs were held by women.\nAt the top, as the most-inclusive of women in technology roles, were eBay (24 percent), Apple (22 percent) and Intel (20 percent) \u2014 still, all far below the target ratio.\nThough Silicon Valley has a lot of work to do to reach gender equality, other U.S. cities are faring better, according to a new report by financial software and data firm SmartAsset, which compiled a list of the top cities for women in technology.\n SmartAsset\nSmartAsset analyzed 58 of the largest U.S. cities with a tech workforce large enough for statistically significant Census survey results. For each of the cities, it considered four criteria: women as a percentage of the tech workforce; gender pay gap in tech; income after housing costs; and three-year tech employment growth, it said.\u00a0\n\u201cOur 2016 analysis reflects no significant progress in either employment or pay for women in tech,\u201d the report said. \u201cIn San Francisco, the tech workforce remains more than 75 percent male. Other major tech hubs like San Jose and Seattle have similar ratios.\u201d\u00a0\nWhile those numbers may sound discouraging, the news isn\u2019t so bleak in other cities across the U.S.: A handful have realized pay equality between men and women in tech, and two cities reported the percentage of women in the tech workforce has peaked at just over 40 percent.\u00a0\n[Related: Top 10 cities for IT pros looking to make a move]\u00a0\n\u201cThis news is more positive than that of San Francisco, but it\u2019s still unfortunate that even the best cities are still lower than 50 percent in terms of equality,\u201d says A.J. Smith, vice president of content at SmartAsset. \u201cIt was eye-opening to discover that some of these cities are statistically the best, but it\u2019s still not where we want it to be.\u201d\u00a0\nThe top 10 cities for women in tech have narrowed the gender pay gap, offer a formidable income after housing costs and, of course, hold a better-than-average percentage of tech jobs filled by women. Here\u2019s how they stack up.\u00a0\n10. Fremont, Calif.\nFremont, Calif., is the only Bay Area city to rank among the top cities for women in tech, according to the report. After factoring in housing costs, women who live and work in Fremont have a higher average income than those in San Francisco and Oakland, at $70,886 after housing costs.\u00a0\nSmartAsset reports that 25 percent of tech jobs in Fremont are filled by women, and expect tech employment to grow by 16 percent over the next three years.\u00a0\n9. Denver\nThough Denver, Colo., lags behind the rest of the country with only 24.2 percent of tech jobs filled by women, it ranks among the top U.S. cities for pay equality, according to the report. Women in Denver earn a median income of $72,012 while men earn $73, 908. Denver expects tech jobs to grow by 13 percent over the next three years.\u00a0\n8. New Orleans\nWomen hold 38 percent of tech jobs in New Orleans, the third-highest ratio of the cities in SmartAsset\u2019s study. \u201cOrganizations such as New Orleans Women in Tech have worked to foster a more inclusive culture for women in the technology industry, which is reflected in the data or workforce demographics,\u201d the report says.\u00a0\nThough the city ranked the lowest of the top cities for income after housing costs at $40,405, jobs are expected to grow by 20 percent over the next three years\u2014the second-highest growth rate.\u00a0\n7. New York\nNew York City is home to a number of tech startups founded by women, the report says, though it ranks on the lower end of tech jobs filled by women, at 26.3 percent. Despite its high cost of living, New York women in technology maintain one of the higher salaries after housing costs, at $57,405, according to the report.\u00a0\n6. Chandler, Ariz.\nChandler, Ariz., is home to a number of major tech companies, including Intel and PayPal, which employ more than 13,000 people in the Chandler area, the report says. Despite the concentration of tech talent, Chandler ranked the lowest of the top cities closing the gender pay gap, at just 83.9 percent.\u00a0\nLower housing costs, however, make Chandler an attractive city: It ranks fourth for income after housing costs, at $58,244. Chandler also expects strong employment growth at 17 percent over the next three years.\u00a0\n5. Indianapolis\nIndianapolis is one of just three U.S. cities in which earnings for women in technology jobs is equal to or higher than men in those same jobs, according to the report. U.S. Census data pegs median pay for women in tech jobs in the city at $60,181, while the median pay for men $59,713.\u00a0\n4. Baltimore\nThough women in Baltimore hold 31.2 percent of tech jobs, it\u2019s well above the average of 26.5 percent, the report says. That, combined with a below-average pay gap (90.1 percent) and a higher income after housing costs ($56,089) help earn Baltimore the No. 4 slot.\u00a0\n3. Detroit\nDetroit ranked first for three of the four metrics that SmartAsset considered for its analysis: it\u2019s three-year tech employment growth (32 percent), percentage of women holding tech jobs (44.5 percent) and pay ratio (122.8 percent).\u00a0\nDespite its high rankings, it lags in overall pay, the report says. \u201cEven when taking into account the low cost of housing in Detroit, the level of pay for women in the city\u2019s tech industry ranks as the twelfth-lowest among the 58 states in SmartAsset\u2019s analysis,\u201d it says.\u00a0\n2. Kansas City, Mo.\nFor the second year in a row, Kansas City ranks No. 2 as best city for women in technology. It\u2019s one of three cities where women in tech are paid higher than their male counterparts\u2014about a $500 difference, the report says. About a third (33.6 percent) of the city\u2019s tech jobs are filled by women.\u00a0\n1. Washington\nWashington ranks No. 1 overall and holds the highest percentage of tech jobs filled by women at 40.4 percent, according to the report. That, combined with a nearly nonexistant gender pay gap (99.3 percent) and formidable incomes after housing costs ($59,704) ranks the nation\u2019s capital as the top city for women in technology, according to SmartAsset.