Johnson County among top 25 places to live in the nation, according to new index

Jay Senter - February 6, 2018 8:11 am
With high life expectancy and levels of educational attainment, Johnson County is one of the best places in the country to live, according to a new list.

There are more than 3,000 counties in the United States. And Johnson County is one of the top 25 in the nation to live in, according to a new analysis from 24/7 Wall St.

The publication created an index that factored in poverty rate, average educational attainment and life expectancy. Using those criteria, Johnson County came in at number 23 in the nation.

Here’s what the editors had to say about the area:

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By a number of metrics related to quality of life, Johnson County is one of the best places to live in the United States. Some 53.6% of county adults have a bachelor’s degree, the largest share in Kansas and far more than the national college attainment rate of 30.3%. A college degree tends to lead to higher-paying jobs, and Johnson is one of the wealthiest counties in the country. The typical county household earns $78,186 a year, far more than the national median household income of $55,322.

Johnson County was the only county in the lower midwest to make the list. Seven of the top 25 counties were in the Washington, D.C., metro area, with several more on the east coast. Three were in the western slope area of Colorado.

You can see the full list here.

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