Cherry Hills Village makes list of 'most successful' small cities in US

Posted at 1:07 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 15:07:47-04

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. – Cherry Hills Village seems to be doing things right.

The town landed in ninth place on Zippia’s list of the most “successful” small cities in the country.

The things that make a city “successful” or not are relative and not everyone will come to the same conclusions, but Zippia focused on economic factors in its analysis.

The site used data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and ranked each city on three measures – unemployment, income and poverty rates – and then averaged those scores together for an overall score.

Zippia considered “small” cities to be those with 5,000 to 100,000 residents.

Based on those numbers, The Village of Indian Hill, near Cincinnati, took the top spot, followed by Terrell Hills, Texas and Ladue, Missouri. 

One factor that played heavily in Cherry Hills Village’s ranking is the town’s affluence. Zippia said the average income is more than $230,000.

Here are the top 10 most “successful” small cities, according to Zippia:

1.    The Village of Indian Hill, OH
2.    Terrell Hills, TX
3.    Ladue, MO
4.    Bellaire, TX
5.    West University Place, TX
6.    Lawrence, NY
7.    Melissa, TX
8.    North Hills, NY
9.    Cherry Hills Village, CO
10.    Glendale, MO

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