We looked at the data to determine where the best of the best are living in Nebraska.
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 Nebraska. 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: 5,416Median Income: $69,713
Poverty Level: 4.1%
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Population: 21,100Median Income: $74,111
Poverty Level: 4.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Population: 17,125Median Income: $55,836
Poverty Level: 6.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Population: 7,050Median Income: $58,261
Poverty Level: 9.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Population: 5,506Median Income: $45,227
Poverty Level: 6.1%
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Population: 8,463Median Income: $51,056
Poverty Level: 7.7%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Population: 6,801Median Income: $54,175
Poverty Level: 13.9%
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Population: 6,473Median Income: $50,893
Poverty Level: 8.4%
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Population: 7,990Median Income: $51,098
Poverty Level: 14.0%
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Population: 7,878Median Income: $48,622
Poverty Level: 11.4%
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
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 Gretna and our winners. And for those who didn’t make the cut, well, better luck next year.
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