Cary ranks #6 on list of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live”


Cary is No. 6 on a list of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live,” published by financial website 24/7 Wall St.

The rankings – which began with the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more – are based on factors such as crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability.

Here are the stats on sixth-ranked Cary:

Population: 155,724

Median home value: $298,800

Poverty rate: 7.3%

Percentage of population with at least a bachelor’s degree: 61.8%

Amenities per 100,000 residents: 256.2

Concord is the only other North Carolina city on the list, ranked No. 42.

The top five cities are Meridian, Idaho; Danbury, Connecticut; John’s Creek, Georgia; Centennial, Colorado; and Eagan, Minnesota.

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