We looked at the data to determine where the best of the best are living in Delaware.
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 Delaware. 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: 19,469Median Income: $83,701
Poverty Level: 4.5%
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Population: 5,346Median Income: $53,420
Poverty Level: 10.3%
Unemployment Rate: 7.7%
Population: 10,681Median Income: $52,243
Poverty Level: 7.1%
Unemployment Rate: 9.9%
Population: 32,278Median Income: $53,125
Poverty Level: 33.2%
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Population: 6,650Median Income: $47,525
Poverty Level: 19.1%
Unemployment Rate: 8.4%
Population: 9,882Median Income: $52,274
Poverty Level: 12.6%
Unemployment Rate: 10.2%
Population: 6,149Median Income: $47,023
Poverty Level: 8.0%
Unemployment Rate: 13.3%
Population: 7,163Median Income: $35,813
Poverty Level: 22.5%
Unemployment Rate: 6.9%
Population: 36,826Median Income: $45,660
Poverty Level: 16.1%
Unemployment Rate: 10.0%
Population: 71,263Median Income: $38,979
Poverty Level: 22.3%
Unemployment Rate: 12.8%
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 Middl and our winners. And for those who didn’t make the cut, well, better luck next year.
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