Finance website 24/7 Wall St. analyzed 600 cities and reviewed data on crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.
Raleigh ranked 10th with its population of 458,862, $242,500 median home value, 12.1 percent poverty rate, and 50.8 percent bachelor’s degree rate (top 10 percent).
Charlotte ranked 26th with its population of 842,029, $201,500 median home value, 13.4 percent poverty rate, and 44.1 percent bachelor’s degree rate.
“More college graduates are staying in the state than leaving,” the website stated. “This has contributed to high educational attainment across NC.”
– Leah Brown, S&A Communications