We looked at the data to determine where the best of the best are living in Connecticut.
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 unnamable, 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 Connecticut. 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: 40,472Median Income: $88,369
Poverty Level: 4.9%
Unemployment Rate: 8.6%
Population: 51,509Median Income: $80,793
Poverty Level: 5.3%
Unemployment Rate: 8.1%
Population: 87,214Median Income: $76,051
Poverty Level: 8.0%
Unemployment Rate: 9.3%
Population: 82,781Median Income: $65,981
Poverty Level: 10.4%
Unemployment Rate: 8.5%
Population: 47,424Median Income: $61,373
Poverty Level: 11.8%
Unemployment Rate: 7.4%
Population: 125,401Median Income: $77,221
Poverty Level: 9.1%
Unemployment Rate: 10.2%
Population: 60,556Median Income: $60,208
Poverty Level: 8.8%
Unemployment Rate: 10.6%
Population: 35,774Median Income: $55,460
Poverty Level: 11.0%
Unemployment Rate: 9.5%
Population: 31,790Median Income: $58,641
Poverty Level: 8.6%
Unemployment Rate: 11.5%
Population: 9,348Median Income: $51,475
Poverty Level: 12.3%
Unemployment Rate: 9.1%
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 Shelton and our winners. And for those who didn’t make the cut, well, better luck next year.
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