Money's list of America's best small cities


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
20 Allen 73,200
15 Carrollton 121,600
57 Denton 109,500
34 Euless 52,000
38 Frisco 80,400
67 Garland 217,900
96 Grand Prairie 153,800
69 Lewisville 94,500
14 McKinney 107,500
56 Missouri City 73,600
18 Richardson 99,800
7 Round Rock 92,300
64 Sugar Land 79,900
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Abilene 114,700
  Alvin 22,400
  Amarillo 185,500
  Arlington 367,100
  Atascocita 48,500
  Austin 709,800
  Baytown 68,700
  Beaumont 109,800
  Bedford 48,700
  Benbrook 22,300
  Brownsville 172,400
  Brushy Creek 26,100
  Bryan 67,200
  Burleson 31,600
  Canyon Lake 21,300
  Cedar Hill 42,900
  Cedar Park 52,000
  Channelview 33,900
  Cleburne 29,600
  College Station 74,100
  Colleyville 23,200
  Conroe 49,700
  Coppell 39,100
  Copperas Cove 29,700
  Corinth 19,500
  Corpus Christi 285,200
  Dallas 1,232,900
  Deer Park 29,700
  Denison 23,900
  DeSoto 45,900
  Duncanville 35,500
  Edinburg 66,600
  El Paso 609,400
  Farmers Branch 26,500
  Flower Mound 65,800
  Fort Worth 653,300
  Friendswood 33,400
  Georgetown 42,400
  Grapevine 48,500
  Greenville 25,800
  Haltom City 39,900
  Harker Heights 22,800
  Harlingen 64,200
  Houston 2,144,400
  Huntsville 37,500
  Hurst 38,100
  Irving 196,000
  Keller 36,900
  Killeen 102,000
  Kyle 20,600
  La Porte 33,800
  Lake Jackson 27,600
  Lancaster 33,700
  Laredo 215,400
  League City 65,300
  Leander 20,400
  Little Elm 21,200
  Longview 76,500
  Lubbock 212,100
  Lufkin 33,800
  Mansfield 41,500
  McAllen 126,400
  Mesquite 131,400
  Midland 102,000
  Mission 63,200
  Mission Bend 37,500
  New Braunfels 49,900
  New Territory 19,500
  North Richland Hills 62,300
  Odessa 95,100
  Pasadena 144,700
  Pearland 68,300
  Pflugerville 29,700
  Pharr 61,300
  Plano 255,000
  Port Arthur 55,700
  Rockwall 32,200
  Rowlett 54,800
  San Angelo 88,300
  San Antonio 1,296,600
  San Marcos 47,100
  Schertz 28,200
  Sherman 37,600
  Southlake 25,700
  Spring 43,500
  Stafford 19,800
  Temple 54,900
  Texas City 45,000
  The Colony 40,200
  The Woodlands 69,500
  Tyler 94,100
  University Park 24,100
  Victoria 62,100
  Waco 121,400
  Watauga 23,600
  Waxahachie 26,700
  Weatherford 24,600
  Wylie 32,600
From the August 2008 issue
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City Median income
New Canaan, CT $231,138
Darien, CT $218,130
Lake Forest, IL $212,122
City % single
Hoboken, NJ 57.7%
Cambridge, MA 52.4%
Somerville, MA 51.4%
City Median home price
Nicholasville, KY $70,000
Watauga, TX $117,040
Redan, GA $115,000
Using statistics from data provider Onboard Informatics and consultant Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net, we crunched the numbers in order to zero in on America's best small cities for families. (Last year, we looked at small towns, with populations between 7,500 and 50,000.) More
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