Which State Capital Is Best To Live In

Joey Irsik

It is another survey that was taken by the good folks at WALLET HUB.This time, they wanted to find out what capital city is the best to live in. Many factors come into play when determining who is on the top of the list.

You are asking yourself, where does Topeka land on this list. I wish we were near or on the top the list. Unfortunately, the city is in the bottom half of the survey. We came in at #38. But, there is one thing that we can be proud of. We are ranked the 5th best capital city when it comes to affordable housing. Our neighbor Jefferson City, Missouri is on top of that list.

Here is how Wallet Hub came up with the list, per their website:

“In order to identify the best state capitals to live in, WalletHub compared all 50 across four key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Economic Well-Being, 3) Quality of Education & Health and 4) Quality of Life.

We evaluated those dimensions using compiled 49 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most livable state capital. Data for metrics marked with an asterisk (*) were available only at the state level. For metrics marked with two asterisks (**), we used the square root of the population to calculate the population size in order to avoid overcompensating for minor differences across cities.

We then determined each state capital’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its “State Capital Index” and used the resulting indexes to rank-order our sample”

The full list can be found by CLICKING HERE