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Best Small Cities? Hawaii Towns Near Bottom of Long List
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 AM :: 2300 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

From WalletHub, November 3, 2015

With small cities experiencing a growth rate that is more than twice that of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and roughly 10 percent faster than the national rate since 2000, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst Small Cities in America.

To identify the small cities where Americans can enjoy good quality of life and affordable living costs, WalletHub’s analysts compared 1,268 U.S. cities with a population between 25,000 and 100,000. The data set of 22 key metrics ranges from housing costs to school-system quality to the number of restaurants per capita.

Overall Rank City Overall Score ‘Affordability’ Rank ‘Economic Health’ Rank ‘Education & Health’ Rank ‘Quality of Life’ Rank

1067

Hilo

38.77

1092

1075

975

249

1108

Kahului

37.81

1234

712

748

369

1151

Pearl City

36.81

1198

171

907

1188

1205

Kaneohe

34.93

1220

713

881

1091

1226

Waipahu

33.67

1208

807

952

1157

Key Stats

  • The homeownership rate in Granger, Ind., is 5 times higher than in Union City, N.J.
  • The percentage of residents below poverty level in Statesboro, Ga., is 25 times higher than in Trumbull, Conn.
  • The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher in Bethesda, Md., is 26 times higher than in Soledad, Calif.
  • The average commute time in Lake Elsinore, Calif., is four times higher than in Fort Hood, Texas.
  • The mean hours worked per week in Fort Hood, Texas, are two times higher than in East Lansing, Mich.
  • The number of coffee shops per 100,000 residents in Santa Monica, Calif., is 118 times higher than in Pharr, Tex.
  • The percentage of millennial newcomers in Hoboken, N.J., is 19 times higher than in Sun City, Ariz.
  • The property-crime rate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is 61 times higher than in Winona, Minn.

For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit:  https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-small-cities-to-live-in/16581/

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