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ChamberofCommerce.org rates O’Fallon as “Best Place to Live” in the State of Missouri

The good news about O’Fallon, Missouri, just keeps coming, with the latest report from the website ChamberofCommerce.org ranking O’Fallon as the “Best Place to Live” in the State of Missouri. O’Fallon joined with St. Peters (#3) and St. Charles (#5) to have three St. Charles County cities in the Top 5.
To create its index of cities, the site ranked a total of 2,509 qualified cities (those with populations above 25,000 and enough data for analysis) by five factors: employment (number of establishments, median earnings); housing (owner-occupied housing with a mortgage, monthly housing costs); quality of life (work commute, poverty levels); education (percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher); and health (obesity ratios).
Regarding O’Fallon, ChamberofCommerce.org website stated O’Fallon offers residents a little bit of everything. “Several large businesses, including MasterCard, operate in the city, providing a spark to the economy. O’Fallon has many acres of public parks that include playgrounds, fields and walking paths.”
“Ours is a great community and it’s a tremendous honor to be repeatedly recognized as among the best cities in our region,” said O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy. “This ranking really looks at the many details that make a City livable, from great jobs to low-crime to good schools, affordable housing, healthcare access, parks and leisure activities. O’Fallon has all these things and more, thanks to our residents, businesses, outstanding Police Department, City staff and elected officials.”

Source: ChamberofCommerce.org

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247WallSt.com names O’Fallon “Missouri’s Best City to Live”

Choosing just one “best city” from each of the nation’s 50 states, 247WallSt.com praised O’Fallon as “one of the best places to live in the Midwest and in the country as a whole. In addition to the residents’ relatively high incomes, the city is also relatively affordable. The typical household in O’Fallon earns approximately $85,000 annually. When adjusted for the area’s low cost of living, the value of the median household income is even higher at nearly $90,000.”

The report also noted that, “O’Fallon’s poverty rate is not only the lowest in Missouri, but also near the bottom of all U.S. cities. Just 3.3% of its residents live below the poverty line, several times lower than the 14.0% poverty rate shared by both Missouri’s and the U.S.”  The report also listed the City’s median home values as $224,000, among the highest 10% in the state, and noted that 43% of adults have “at least” a bachelor’s degree. Read the report at https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/01/26/best-cities-to-live-in-every-state.

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