Des Moines is the tenth top-rated capital city to live in, WalletHub says

Aaron Calvin Des Moines Register

published 2:54 PM EST Feb 19, 2019

a further record from a national ranking carrier, a further properly 10 conclude for Iowa.

WalletHub, a credit reporting and monetary advisement website, says Des Moines is the nation's tenth most appropriate capital city to are living in.

Austin, Texas, tops the survey, which regarded elements together with affordability, economic smartly-being, quality of education, fitness and best of existence. 

Midwest capitals finishing bigger than Des Moines: Madison, Wisconsin (fourth) and Lincoln, Nebraska (fifth).

Des Moines was: eighth within the affordability (can charge of residing, median revenue and housing charges) element of the look at; 18th in economic well-being (salary boom, inhabitants increase, median credit score and greater); sixteenth in quality of schooling and fitness; and thirtieth in great of life (millennial inexperienced persons, number of restaurants, nightlife and extra). 

Iowa's capital city additionally ranks fourth in cost-effective housing, according to the survey, and tied for first location with 5 other cities, including St. Paul and Madison, for lowest unemployment fee.

Three of those six cities tied for first vicinity in this rating, together with Iowa, have a federal minimum wage of $7.25. Forty % of Iowans "combat to afford the fundamentals," according to a 2018 Register document.


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  • Coming in forty-sixth area, Des Moines ranked as one of the most nation's capital cities with the lowest percentage of adults with a bachelor's diploma or larger. Iowa's capital metropolis additionally tied for third in this report for the bottom variety of state, native and federal personnel. 

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    desirable 10 capital cities to live in, in accordance with WalletHub:

    1. Austin, Texas

    2. Boise, Idaho

    three. Raleigh, North Carolina

    four. Madison, Wisconsin

    5. Lincoln, Nebraska

    6. Bismarck, North Dakota

    7. concord, New Hampshire

    8. Denver, Colorado

    9. Cheyenne, Wyoming

    10. Des Moines, Iowa

    bottom 10:

    41. Dover, Delaware

    42. Little Rock, Arkansas

    43. Bernard Law Montgomery, Alabama

    44. providence, Rhode Island

    45. Carson metropolis, Nevada

    forty six. Charleston, West Virginia

    forty seven. Hartford, Connecticut

    48. Trenton, New Jersey

    forty nine. Jackson, Mississippi

    50. Baton Rouge, Louisiana