WalletHub study: 2019’s best state capitals to live in

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A new WalletHub study is shining the spotlight on Salt Lake City. Utah’s capital city ranks #11 on 2019’s Best State Capitals to Live in list.

WalletHub says state capitals are often thriving cities with a lot of economic and culture value, and that they can be some of the best places to live.

Source: WalletHub

To come up with their rankings, WalletHub compared all 50 state capitals across key indicators like affordability, economic well-being, quality of education and health and quality of life.

Here’s how Salt Lake City ranks on those key indicators, with 1=Best, 25=Avg.

  • 23rd – Median Household Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 1st – Unemployment Rate
  • 20th – % of State-Local- & Federal-Government Employees
  • 23rd – % of Population in Poverty
  • 10th – % of Adults with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
  • 11th – Health Conditions
  • 24th – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
  • 6th – % of Millennial Newcomers
  • 11th – Number of Attractions


The number spot? Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho came in 2nd.

For the full report, click here.


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