Centennial Named Second Most Livable Mid-Sized City

Published on 13 November 2019

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The City of Centennial’s low unemployment rate was among the economic factors that helped earn the No. 2 spot on SmartAsset’s annual list of Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in the U.S.

According to SmartAsset, Centennial ranks high in the study because of its low poverty rate, unemployment rate and low percentage of residents without health insurance. In each of those metrics, Centennial ranks in the top 10 of all 226 cities for which data was considered. About 3.2 percent of Centennial’s residents were below the poverty line in 2018. In addition, about 2.7 percent were unemployed. The percentage of Centennial residents without health insurance falls between the two rates, at 3 percent in 2018.

SmartAsset, a New York-based tech company that provides personal financial advice, used the study to assess and rank the affordability and livability of mid-sized cities in the U.S. by looking at a variety of economic factors. Like in last year’s study, they identified mid-sized cities in America as those with populations above 100,000, excluding the 100 largest cities in the country. For more information on data sources and how SmartAsset put together its final rankings, read the full article.

This year’s ranking puts Centennial in its highest position on the list to date. The City was ranked the No. 3 Most Livable Mid-Sized City in 2017 and was No. 8 on the annual list last year.