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Report: Boise ranked as 2nd best capital city to live in

WalletHub looked at 54 key metrics to identify the most livable seats of state government.
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BOISE, Idaho — Boise ranked as the second best state capital to live in the U.S., according to a new report from the personal finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub compared all 50 state capitals across 54 key metrics to identify the most livable seats of state government. They ranged from cost of living to affordability to unemployment to economic well being to the number of attractions.

Austin, Texas topped the list, followed by Boise, Raleigh, N.C., Madison, Wisc., and Lincoln, Neb.

Here are some of the livability numbers for Boise (1=Best, 25=Average):
•           13th – Housing Affordability
•           12th – Median Household Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
•           1st – Unemployment Rate
•           15th – % of State-Local- & Federal-Government Employees
•           9th – % of Population in Poverty
•           15th – % of Adults with Bachelor's Degree or Higher
•           6th – Health Conditions
•           22nd – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
•           16th – Number of Attractions

Check out the full report and rankings at 2019's Best State Capitals to Live in.