Top 100 finalists
Rank City Population
51 Pembroke Pines, FL 151,700
52 Edmond, OK 74,900
53 Madison, WI 221,600
54 Blaine, MN 54,100
55 Aurora, IL 168,200
56 Rio Rancho, NM 66,600
57 Appleton, WI 70,200
58 Denton, TX 104,200
59 Chesapeake, VA 219,000
60 Lincoln, NE 239,200
61 Longmont, CO 81,800
62 North Richland Hills, TX 61,100
63 Hillsboro, OR 84,500
64 Cedar Rapids, IA 123,100
65 League City, TX 61,500
66 Broken Arrow, OK 86,200
67 Rochester, MN 95,000
68 Mentor, OH 51,500
69 Fargo, ND 90,700
70 Mount Pleasant, SC 57,900
71 West Des Moines, IA 52,800
72 Santa Fe, NM 64,200
73 The Woodlands, TX 67,600
74 Iowa City, IA 62,900
75 Hoover, AL 67,500
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Top earning cities
  Median household income
Greenwich, CT $112,493
Cupertino, CA $110,518
San Ramon, CA $109,500
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Hottest cities
  Avg. high temp
in July (°F)
Avondale, AZ 107.6°F
Glendale, AZ 107.6°F
Peoria, AZ 107.6°F
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Priciest homes
  Median price
Newport Beach, CA $1,362,500
Greenwich, CT $1,129,000
Santa Barbara, CA $979,500
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Most educated
  % residents with
graduate degrees
Arlington, VA 35.7%
Davis, CA 34.6%
Brookline, MA 32.5%
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Most singles
  % single residents
Bloomington, IN 58.2%
New Brunswick, NJ 54.6%
College Station, TX 54.3%
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Youngest
  Median age
Jacksonville, NC 22.90
Provo, UT 23.28
New Brunswick, NJ 24.16
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