Description of the Good Hire 2022 list of Most Affordable Cities to Live and Work in the U.S. Where does Sacramento rank?
The Good Hire list of most affordable cities to live and work caught my eye, so I decided to check it out to see where Sacramento landed on the list. More on that in a bit.
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Factors Analyzed by Good Hire
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the US Department of Commerce, seven key factors were analyzed:
- Wage growth
- Unemployment rate
- Job growth
- Percentage of jobs open
- Renter affordability
- Homeowner affordability
- Real per capita personal income
Each factor was given a value between 1-100 for the purposes of ranking.
Most Affordable Cities to Live and Work List
Topping the list at #1 is the Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area with a score of 80.1. Bringing up the rear at #155 is the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area with a score of 23.5.
The Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area was ranked #92 with a score of 46.7.
Ranking of All Listed California Metro Areas
#69 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley (52.6)
#92 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom (46.7)
#101 Visalia, CA Metro Area (45.3)
#124 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara (40.4)
#129 Stockton (39.1)
#130 Fresno (37.7)
#131 Salinas (36.6)
#134 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (34.5)
#137 Vallejo CA (33.5)
#139 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura (33.4)
#140 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad (33.4)
#150 Modesto (28.9)
#152 Bakersfield (27.7)
#155 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (23.5)
Note: Only cities with a labor force of 150,000+ were included in the analysis.
The full list can be accessed at: 2022 Most Affordable Cities to Live and Work
Also see related blog post: Where Does Sacramento Rank?
Comments on the 2022 Most Affordable Cities to Live and Work list?
To sum up, I was not surprised to see the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area bring up the rear of the list – were you?
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