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Cities Ranked & Rated: More than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada, 2nd Edition,9780470068649

Cities Ranked & Rated: More than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada, 2nd Edition

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ISBN13:

9780470068649

ISBN10:
0470068647
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Wiley
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Summary

The Latest Facts & Figures on the Best Places to Live in North America!For anyone thinking about relocating-or interested in the demographics of American lifeCities Ranked & Rated offers unbeatable insights into more than 400 metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada. Data is provided by Bert Sperling, creator of Money magazine's original "Best Places to Live" list.This unique guide combines honest opinions and objective facts to help readers compare cities quickly and comprehensively. Data on the 45 fastest-growing U.S. cities Separate rankings and ratings for 27 Canadian cities Easy-to-read charts showing the best and worst U.S. cities in over 50 categories State-level comparisons of population densities, taxes, government expenditures, educational testing, and more Details on how to find more information at Bestplaces.net/CRARHighlights Include: The strongest job outlook The lowest cost of living The most days of sunshine The best educational opportunities The best air and water quality The lowest healthcare costs The lowest crime rate The shortest daily commute The lowest automobile costs The most leisure amenities

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Introduction
Finding Your Best Place to Live
The Places
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs)
What's Included in Cities Ranked & Rated?
The Rankings
About the Cities Ranked & Rated Model
Reading the Ranking Report
The Categories
Reading the Data
Use of Data for Ranking & Scoring
Population
Economy & Jobs
Cost of Living
Climate
Education
Health & Healthcare
Crime
Transportation
Leisure
Arts & Culture
Quality of Life
The States
How Cities Ranked & Rated Compares States
Overall Rankings
Population
Physical Environment
Economy
U.S. States & Postal Codes
U.S. Population Mobility, 1990-2001
Reasons for Moving, 2000-2001
Principal U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Canada Census Metropolitan Areas
Emerging U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas
The Top 30 U.S. Metropolitan Areas
The Bottom 30 U.S. Metropolitan Areas
Ranking Report Sample
U.S. Metropolitan Areas by Rank
U.S. Metropolitan Areas by Alphabetical Sequence with Rank
Net Gain or Loss in Population by Region
Sample Population Data from Charlottesville, Virginia
Most Sprawl-Threatened Cities
Largest & Smallest Metropolitan Areas
Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas
Declining & Slowest Growing Metropolitan Areas
Population Density
Diversity Measure
Sample Economy & Jobs Data from Santa Fe, New Mexico
Household Income
Household Income Growth
Taxation
Education
Politics
Safety & Safety Consciousness
Evaluating the Cities
Principal U.S. Metropolitan Areas
City Profiles
City Descriptions & Data
Canada Metropolitan Areas
Ranking & Rating Canadian Cities
Data Sources
City Descriptions & Data
Emerging U.S. Metropolitan Areas
Ranking & Rating Emerging Cities
City Descriptions & Data
Category Rankings of Principal U.S. Metropolitan Areas
Index
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