Where Are The Safest Places To Live In The US?

Being in a safe community is one of the most significant factors that buyers consider when purchasing a home, condo or any additional type of real estate. So where are America’s most safe places to live? The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies has released its third yearly ranking of top 20 ‘Most Secure U.S. Places to Live’.

Bert Sterling, a database expert compile the Farmers rankings based on data from 379 U.S. municipalities. Factors such as crime figures, unemployment rates and risks of environmental hazards, terrorism threats, expected disasters and extreme weather conditions were taken into kindness.

The communities were alienated into three groups – large metropolitan areas (above 500,000 residents), mid-size city (between 150,000 and 500,000 residents), and small towns (fewer than 150,000 residents).

According to the survey, the most make safe community to live in the U.S. among large metropolitan areas are the adjacent community of Boise City and Nampa (both in Idaho), which topped all large metro areas. Located in the middle of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the area has one of the lowest unemployment taxes and enjoys a wonderful climate.

Among the Mid-size cities, those among a population between 150,000 and 500,000, the safest community to breathe is Las Cruces, New Mexico

. Las Cruces was the first in the middle of mid-size cities in low unemployment rate and favorable climate category.

St. George in Utah topped all little cities with populations of 150,000 or fewer in the survey. The city has 110,515 residents who take pleasure in a mild climate, clean air and low annual precipitation. It also has the lowly crime rates of all the 379 communities surveyed. St. George stands first in employment rate in the middle of the 138 small towns in the Farmers study.

The following are top 20 communities of America’s most secure places to live among large metropolitan areas, mid-size cities and little towns:

The top 20 safest communities to live among the large metro areas are:

1. Boise City-Nampa, Idaho

2. Portland-South Portland-Biddeford Maine

3. Las Vegas-Paradise ( Nevada )

4. Honolulu, Hawaii

5. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California

6. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazelton, Pennsylvania

7. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

8. Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, Maryland

9. Syracuse, New York

10. Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California

11. El Paso, Texas

12. Albany-Troy-Schenectady, New York

13. Rochester, New York

14. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York

15. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks- Ventura, California

16. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York

17. Nassau-Suffolk, New York

18. Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania

19. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut.

20. New Haven-Milford, Connecticut.

The top 20 safest places to live among mid-size cities are:

1. Las Cruces, New Mexico

2. Rockingham County-Strafford County, New Hampshire

3. Huntington, West Virginia.-Ashland, Kentucky

4. Bellingham, Washington

5. Burlington-South Burlington- Vermont

6. Lynchburg, Virginia

7. Medford, Oregon

8. Prescott, Arizona

9. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California

10. Binghamton, New York

11. Provo-Orem, Utah

12. St. Cloud, Minnesota

13. Fargo, North Dakota

14. Hagerstown, Maryland -Martinsburg, West Virginia

15. Olympia, Washington

16. Charlottesville, Virginia

17. Chico, California

18. Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Washington

19. Manchester-Nashua, New Hampshire

20. Duluth, Minnesota

The top 20 safest communities to live among the small towns are:

1. St. George, Utah

2. Bend, Oregon

3. Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia

4. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

5. Ithaca, New York

6. Morgantown, West Virginia

7. Logan, Utah

8. Winchester, Virginia

9. Harrisonburg, Virginia

10. Idaho Falls, Idaho

11. Madera, California

12. Glens Falls, New York

13. Wenatchee, Washington

14. Bangor, Maine

15. Lewiston-Auburn, Maine

16. State College -Pennsylvania

17. Billings, Montana

18. Cumberland, Maryland

19. Lewiston, Idaho

20. Pocatello, Idaho

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