Monday, 20 May 2019 11:51

More Accolades Pour in as Cary Takes Spot Among Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in US

In what is becoming a trend here among annual polls, awards and rankings, the town of Cary continues to be recognized both statewide and nationally, most recently being placed in the top five by Smart Asset in their list of the Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in the US.

Cary Representing as the “Only Choice” from the Tar Heel State

The experts at Smart Asset placed Cary as the only North Carolina representative in the top 25 on their Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in the US. They went on to detail the town’s high ranking in a blog post by Derek Miller at their official website. (smartasset.com) There, Weber explained, “One of the safest cities in the country is also one of the Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in the US, our data reveals.”

Low Poverty, Low Unemployment, and High Income Equals Livability

He continued, “Cary has a low poverty rate, low unemployment rate, and a high median income. In each of those metrics, Cary ranks in the top 15.” The piece concluded, “Combined, those three figures show that most households in Cary are in a stable financial position. Employment is plentiful, and most households should be able to save money.”

In the same article covering the Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in the US, the methods behind the final results that were arrived at are also explained thoroughly as follows. “ To rank the best mid-sized cities in America, we excluded the largest 100 cities in the country and looked to data for the rest of the cities with a population above 100,000. In total, we examined 173 cities…we compared them across eight metrics.”

Metrics Used in Naming the Top 25 Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in the US

  • Median Home Values
  • Monthly Housing Costs
  • Income Inequality
  • Poverty Rate
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate
  • Uninsured Rate
  • Average Commute Time
  • To see a detailed breakdown with the actual numbers included that landed Cary at number four among the Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in the US, visit smartasset.com