We looked at the data to determine where the best of the best are living in Arizona.
What is success? Is it the amount of money you have in your bank account, at any given point? Is it that feeling you get after delivering a killer presentation, or even a pretty decent bar joke?
Or is it something bigger–something wholly unnameable, undefinable, immeasurable, and totally subjective?
But here at Zippia, we like things that we can neatly measure and then expound upon. So yes, with the Power of Math, we have determined the unarguable, totally objective 10 most successful cities in Arizona. And here they are:
If you are trying to argue already with our unarguable list, keep reading. There’s a method to this madness.
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The first thing that comes to most capitalist minds in terms of success is–money. After all, rich people must be successful, right?
Meh. Maybe. But we think there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:
Population: 5,122Median Income: $76,290
Poverty Level: 3.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Population: 28,529Median Income: $83,809
Poverty Level: 6.7%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Population: 13,243Median Income: $134,097
Poverty Level: 8.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Population: 223,131Median Income: $81,485
Poverty Level: 6.4%
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%
Population: 26,441Median Income: $65,183
Poverty Level: 5.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Population: 37,028Median Income: $74,817
Poverty Level: 4.2%
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%
Population: 5,014Median Income: $78,972
Poverty Level: 8.1%
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%
Population: 41,493Median Income: $74,480
Poverty Level: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate: 7.4%
Population: 23,051Median Income: $72,462
Poverty Level: 6.3%
Unemployment Rate: 7.7%
Population: 245,231Median Income: $72,072
Poverty Level: 8.5%
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%
If you’re still looking at this post thinking, “Surely, such superficial methods can’t possibly measure a city, or rather, the individuals that make up that city’s success!” well, you’re probably right.
But we like to measure things, and when it comes to success, we feel pretty successful in our approach. Congrats to Litchfield Park and our winners. And for those who didn’t make the cut, well, better luck next year.
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