Warsaw 11th In Forbes’ Best Cities

Originally printed in the Times Union on 10/28/10

by Daniel Riordan – Times-Union Staff Writer

Looking for a great place to raise a family?

According to Forbes magazine, if you live in Warsaw you’re already here.

Forbes.com released a report on the Top 15 small cities to raise a family and Warsaw was ranked 11th.

Forbes took 126 cities with a population of less than 100,000 and ranked them in five different categories.

Those categories were: commute time, median household income, home ownership, cost of living and high school graduation rate.

Of the 126 cities ranked, Warsaw ranked highest in median household income at 16 and home ownership rate at 18.

The Lake City ranked lowest in high school graduation rate at 78.

Warsaw ranked just behind another Indiana city, Columbus, and ahead of Minot, N.D.

Dubuque, Iowa, was the highest-ranked small city.

“It’s quite humbling,” said Warsaw Mayor Ernie Wiggins. “It’s flattering that someone from the outside recognized what a great city this is. The people that live here, that raise their families here already know.”

The Midwest dominated the rankings with four Wisconsin cities making the top 15. Eleven of the 15 top cities are from Midwestern states.

The full story can be found at www.forbes.com

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