Safety is likely at the top of every family’s list when it comes to desirable features in a neighborhood. WalletHub has just released its annual report on the safest cities in America so you can see how your own stacks up.
WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 41 key indicators of safety in order to rank each city. Each indicator was organized into three categories: Home & Community Safety, Natural Disaster Risk and Financial Safety. The data included factors like unemployment rate and road quality.
Based on the 41 metrics weighted under these main categories, the top 10 safest cities in the United States for 2019 are:
- Columbia, Maryland
- Yonkers, New York
- Plano, Texas
- Gilbert, Arizona
- South Burlington, Vermont
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Bismarck, North Dakota
- Nashua, New Hampshire
- Chandler, Arizona
- Warwick, Rhode Island
While the number one safest city in America, Columbia, Maryland, remained the same since 2018. There is a new name among the top ten cities and a handful that climbed the list since last year. In 2018 Yonkers came in at seventh, but it has since landed in second place. Gilbert, Arizona also jumped to fourth, pushing cities like South Burlington and Virginia Beach a few rungs down.
The new addition to the top ten is Chandler, Arizona, which bumped Boise, Idaho out, which landed all the way down at 25th in 2019.
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