Look through our indicators on 20,000
US towns and you might learn . . .

  • The average cost per patient day in a South Dakota hospital was recently $985. In Washington State it was $2,696.
  • Amarillo, TX doesn’t really have enough wind to generate low-cost electricity, but Port Angeles, WA has plenty.
  • In Hoboken, NJ most daily needs are within walking distance. Jackson, MS residents are car-dependent.
  • Sacramento’s drought risk is rated “Extreme.” Hartford’s is “Negligible.”
  • New Jersey’s state universities produce higher-earning graduates than state schools in Tennessee, by far.

It’s where you live!   You can dodge many of the environmental, economic and political costs that face you.  Yes, your current community could be improved;  but it’s tough to change a town to provide

– a job growth environment,
– more sunshine for solar power,
– secure access to safe water,
– low-cost healthcare,
– strong municipal finances,
– no flood risk,
– walkable neighborhoods, or
– a longer growing season.

If you really want to improve your family’s costs, assets and wellbeing, choosing the right place to live can make a huge difference.

Frequently updated and improved, our Where-To-Live Indicators  show data on each town’s potential to protect residents from energy and food price rises, weather-related costs, municipal fiscal pressures, education costs, and many other predicted challenges.

Scoring is based on published data from government and other research organizations, detailed in our Notes & Sources which also provide links to data sources and other useful sites.

Search by Zip Code or town name, then compare localities all across America, making comparisons side-by-side.

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