CNN, using statistics from an online data services company, crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America's best small cities for families.
Start with all U.S. towns with populations of 50,000 to 300,000. - 744
Screen out places with a median family income of more than 200% or less than 85% of the state average; those with more than 95% of one race; and those with poor education and crime scores. - 401
Exclude retirement communities and towns with major job losses. Rank the rest based on job growth, home affordability, safety, school quality, health care, arts and leisure, diversity, and several ease-of-living criteria. - 360
Factor in more data on the economy (including the fiscal strength of state and local governments), plus jobs, housing, health care, and happiness. Give the most weight to economic data. -100
Visit towns and interview residents; assess traffic, parks, and gathering places; and consider intangibles like community spirit. - 29
Select the winner based on the data and reporting. - 1 AND THE WINNER IS........................
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