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Connecticut city among America's 50 best to live

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Danbury ranked 2nd on 24/7 Wall St.'s 50 best American cities to live. (Wikicommons photo) Danbury ranked 2nd on 24/7 Wall St.'s 50 best American cities to live. (Wikicommons photo)
DANBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Of the 50 best cities in which to live, a Connecticut one has been ranked near the top.

Danbury was second on an "America's 50 best cities to live" list.

The website 24/7 Wall St. said it determined the best cities to live in after it reviewed U.S. Census data.

Researchers looked at cities with populations of 65,000 or more as they measured crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment and house affordability.

With a population of nearly 84,000 in Danbury, the average home value is $283,400, according to 24/7 Wall St. That’s slightly higher than the state average of $267,200.

The poverty rate is 11.5 percent and just over 33 percent of its residents have a bachelor’s degree.

It’s location in Fairfield County has the cost of living nearly 31 percent higher than the national cost.

The site said that for those who live there, the high standard of living may be worth that cost. There are 10 nature parks and 57 marinas per 100,000 area residents.

Its crime scores include 178 violent crimes and 1,604.2 property crimes per 100,000 people.

The top place on 24/7 Wall St.’s list was Meridian, ID due to its safety, job growth and miniscule violent crime rate.

To see other cities on the list or to read about the study’s methodology, click here.

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