You may already know which cities in America have the highest population but have you ever wondered which of the most populated cities in America are the most livable? This article will attempt to answer this and provide a top ten guide for the most livable cities from the ten most populous cities of America.
In order to devise this list we used the urban population organized by the top ten cities and then used our own livability index as found on our site to reorganize the list. Be warned, there is alot of competition within this list!
We start our journey for the most livable and most populated cities of America in tenth place. The city of San Jose which boasts a population size of 1,013,240 residents. The city scored a grand total of 58/100 for livability based on our data. The biggest negative factor for living in San Jose is the cost of living. Although, education standards and crime rates are also below average.
Next up in joint ninth and eighth place for the most livable and most populated city, it is Los Angeles. With a population size of 3,898,747 and arguably one of the most famous cities of America, this city is truly special. However, in terms of livability the city scored 63/100. The basis for this cost is the cost of living and education standards were about average and crime rates being below average. Whilst livability is not the best out there, the trade-up for opportunities and the sights of LA might make it more livable for some than others.
Also in eighth and ninth place, we have San Diego as the next most livable and most populated US city. The city contains a population size of 1,386,932 and scored a livability score of 63/100. Again the scores for cost of living and education were just below average whilst crime rates were better compared to the average. So whilst San Diego has a smaller population size compared to Los Angeles, in terms of livability it scored the same.
The list for most populated and most livable cities has a lot of competition, we now face a three-way tie for fifth place (We’ll just skip six and seven). The next city on the list is Philadelphia. With a population size of 1,603,797 and a livability score of 66/100. The scores for this city vary among the factors that were used, Low cost of living scored great whilst education also scored much better than average, However the crime rate in Philadelphia scored poorly which may have affected the overall score.
Also in fifth place for most livable and most populated cities, we have the city of Houston. The city has a population size 2,304,580 also with a score of 66/100. The city had a great score for low cost of living whilst education standards were slightly lower than Philadelphia. Again, the crime rates were quite bad in the city which again will have impacted the overall livability score.
Finishing up the fifth spot for most populated but most livable cities in America, we have New York City. Now you might be wondering how New York, the most populated city in America with a population size of 8,804,190, appears in fifth place. The answer to that is the livability index for NYC scored 66/100. The city scored quite well for education standards whilst cost of living crime rates scored below average.
In fourth place we have the city of Chicago as the next most populous and most livable city in America. The city contains a population size of 2,746,388 so it is one of the more populated cities on this list. The city scored a livability score of 67/100. The highest scoring factor for Chicago was the lower cost of living however the city scored poor for crime rates.
It’s another tie on the list of most livable and most populated cities in America. In joint second and third place we have San Antonio from Texas. The city has a population size of 1,434,625 and scored a livability score of 68/100. The one factor that San Antonio scored better than the next city on the list (Phoenix) was the lower cost of living.
Finishing up second and third place for the most populous yet most livable cities, we have Phoenix. The city has a population size of 1,608,139 and also scored 68/100 for livability. The one factor that set Phoenix apart from San Antonio was better education standards. So you may choose to pick a winner between these two cities based on your preferences for either lower cost or better education standards.
Finally in first place for the most livable and populous cities of America is Dallas, Texas. The city boasts a population size of 1,304,379 and scored 69/100 for livability. The city scored fantastic for lower cost of living whilst education standards scored well also. The lowest factor was crime rates in the city. All things considered, not bad right??
There you have it, the most populous cities in America organized by livability. From the data and scores given to each city we found it was very close and competitive with the lowest score for livability being 58 and the highest 69. One factor that was common for every city was the crime rates which is understandable as with a greater populations comes a higher risk of crime.
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