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Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Denver's population is fairly young, with millennials making up about 22 percent of the population. The Mile High City is also known as a good area for singles since the male-to-female ratio is 50/50. Less than 40 percent of the Denver population identifies as religious, with the majority of them practicing Catholicism.

Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa

What's the cost of living in Des Moines, IA? The cost of living in Des Moines is lower than the national average. Housing prices in Des Moines proper are well below the national median. Downtown, housing costs tend to be especially reasonable. But venture out to suburban areas like West Des Moines, Ankeny and Urbandale, and home prices increase.

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon

Where is the best place to live in Oregon? ... Best places to live in Oregon 2016. ... one of the hottest development spots in the Portland metro area in ...

Huntsville, Alabama
Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville is a surprising and up-and-coming research, technology and high-tech manufacturing center in extreme north Alabama. It is known as the “Space Capital of America,” a role that started in the 1940’s when a U.S. senator brought famed German scientists, including Dr. Wernher von Braun, to a local U.S. Army arsenal to continue their work.

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Washington, D.C
Washington, D.C

To the rest of the country, Washington, D.C., is the nation's capital – and that's it. It's where lawmakers sit high and mighty, and it's the scapegoat for every unpopular political decision. But those who live in the District are quick to point out that there's more to their area than government.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Who lives in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN? The Twin Cities has a major focus on family-friendly activities. In St. Paul, about half of residents live in family households, which is slightly higher than in Minneapolis.

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Compared to last year, the 2018 list also introduced 25 additional, smaller metro areas that offer competitive job markets and value compared to the country's biggest cities, says Thorsby. The study analyzed survey responses from 3,000 people as well as data collected from the U.S. Census, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the FBI Uniform Crime Report and other U.S. News rankings.

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Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington

Seattle gets less rain annually than Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami and many other major metro areas. The natural beauty of Seattle – it's surrounded by both mountains and water on two sides – is one of the biggest draws for residents.