Austin Named America's No. 1 Capital City

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Austin has been named America's best capital city by WalletHub. WalletHub compared all 50 state capitals across 49 key indicators of affordability, economic well-being, quality of education and health, and quality of life. Data ranged from cost of living to K–12 school-system quality to number of attractions.

Austin was ranked #1 for economic well-being, #3 for quality of education and health, #4 for quality of life and #12 in the affordability ranking.

Trenton, New Jersey was last on the list.

Top 10:

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Raleigh, North Carolina
  3. Madison, Wisconsin
  4. Denver, Colorado
  5. Lincoln, Nebraska
  6. Columbus, Ohio
  7. Atlanta, Georgia
  8. Salt Lake City, Utah
  9. Concord, New Hampshire
  10. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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