Des Moines ranks fifth 'premier vicinity to reside' nationally by way of U.S. news

Aaron Calvin Des Moines Register

published 3:46 PM EDT Apr 11, 2019

Des Moines has slipped one spot to fifth vicinity in the annual "premiere areas to are living" rating published by means of U.S. news and World document.

The state of Iowa became named the surest state to are living in via the identical ebook closing year. Cities that ranked greater than Des Moines within the latest installment have been Austin at No. 1 whereas Denver and Colorado Springs have been 2d and third. Fayetteville, Arkansas, which switched locations with Des Moines from final 12 months, ranks fourth.

Rounding out the true 10 had been Minneapolis-St. Paul, San Francisco,  Portland, Oregon, Seattle, and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.

Iowa's capital city obtained an usual ranking of 7.3 from U.S. information and World report after weighing the categories of desirability, cost, job market, quality of existence and internet migration.

Des Moines scored maximum in cost category with an 8.4, which means the metropolis has the top-rated median domestic price to median profits ratio among similar-sized cities. It scored lowest in the desirability class with 5.four, that means it did not rank tremendously in a country wide survey of the place individuals wish to live,

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