Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
25 Ellisville 9,200
59 Jackson 13,500
9 Lake St. Louis 13,900
29 Liberty 30,000
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Affton 19,700
  Ballwin 30,100
  Cameron 9,100
  Cape Girardeau 37,200
  Columbia 99,200
  Concord 16,700
  Crestwood 11,500
  Festus 11,200
  Gladstone 28,000
  Grandview 24,100
  Harrisonville 9,800
  Hazelwood 25,500
  Independence 110,700
  Jefferson City 40,600
  Kansas City 450,400
  Kirkwood 26,800
  Manchester 18,700
  Maryland Heights 26,100
  Mehlville 28,800
  Oakville 36,400
  Raymore 17,200
  Raytown 28,300
  Springfield 154,800
  St. Louis 350,800
  Webster Groves 22,500
  Wentzville 22,500
From the August 2009 issue
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