Last November 2015, the Wall Street Journal published the results of a study called – America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.

To select the top cities, they used U.S. Census Bureau data focused on nine major categories: crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure, and leisure.

In this Blog Series, we will share with you the Top 10 Cities from this study.
#10. Layton, Utah

> Population: 72,223
> Median home value: $212,500
> Poverty rate: 6.8%
> Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 31.9%
> Amenities per 100,000 residents: 296.3

Layton, nestled between Salt Lake City and Ogden, is America’s 10th best place to live. The typical household in Layton makes $65,504 annually, and a typical home costs $212,500 — about $10,000 cheaper than home prices in Utah. Layton’s job market is also quite healthy. The city’s 3.7% unemployment rate is one of the lowest of any city, and employment grew by 7.1% in the last two years — 5.3 percentage points ahead of the rest of the country. Layton residents have ample access to restaurants, fitness centers, movie theaters, and one of the best hospitals nationwide. Davis Hospital has some of the fewest preventable hospitalizations and patient readmissions of any metropolitan hospital.

Overall Scores:

Economy – 96.6
Crime – 99.3
Education – 43.4
Housing – 99.8
Environment – 29.6
Leisure – 24.6
Infrastructure – 23.8
Health 81.7

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