U.S. News & World Report
did an in-depth study of American cities, and ranked the top 100 based on a number of criteria. Cincinnati came in at no. 53, and was the only city in Ohio to make the list.
To calculate the rankings, USN looked at the unemployment rate and the average salary of residents; the median cost of living and the annual cost of living in each city; the city's quality of life — the crime rate, the availability of quality healthcare, the quality of education, resident's overall satisfaction with living there and the average commute time; a desirability survey; and the net migration, or the number of births and deaths, in each city.
Cincinnati's overall score was a 6.5 — its quality of life score was a 6.5 and its value was a 7.7.
Check out how USN did the math
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