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Austin ranks on top for best US capital to live in
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Even in a pandemic, Austin continues to be a magnet for new people and businesses. With great food, live music and business culture, it is no surprise that Austin continues to climb the ranks against other US cities.


In a new report by Wallethub, Austin ranked first overall in 2021's best capital city in the U.S. for safety and more.

The personal finance site determined its rankings by evaluating all 50 capital cities across the country and comparing indicators such as affordability, economic well-being, quality of education and health and quality of life.


Source: WalletHub


Austin had the highest State Capital Index at 65.47 and ranked No. 1 in economic well-being, while landing at No. 5 in quality of education and health, No. 10 in affordability and No. 21 in quality of life.

Within these categories, Austin ranked highest in highest median household income and lowest in premature death rate, while ranking No. 4 in the highest percentage of adults with a Bachelor's degree or higher form of education.

Austin was followed by No. 2 Madison, Wisconsin; No. 3 Raleigh, North Carolina; No. 4 Lincoln, Nebraska; and No. 5 Boise, Idaho.

Austin has put itself on the map this year by also ranking No. 2 in best college towns in America and No. 5 in the best city for veterans to live in.

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