ebook ∣ From America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities
By Laura Mars
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Each city report incorporates information from hundreds of sources, such as magazine rankings, Federal, state and local statistics and web sites to show, at a glance, a concise social, business, economic, demographic and environmental profile of each city, including brief evaluative comments. Each easy-to-use city report is broken down into three sections: BACKGROUND: Each of the 100 city chapters begins with an informative background essay that combines history with current events. RANKINGS: This section has grown tremendously over previous editions so that now it contains data from nearly 200 books, articles, and reports. For easy navigation, this section is arranged into 10 categories, such as: General, Business/Finance, Women/Minorities, Children/Family and Dating/Romance. STATISTICAL TABLES: Each city chapter includes nearly 90 tables. The Business Environment section includes hard facts and figures on City Finances, Demographics, Income, Employment, Taxes, Real Estate, and Transportation. The Living Environment section also includes topics such as Housing, Health Care, Education, Safety, Recreation, Media, and Climate. New statistical tables in this edition include: Best High Schools, Average Grocery Prices, Cost of Gasoline, Best Colleges/Business Schools, Expanded Health Risks, State Business Tax Climate Index, Mortality Rates, Home Price Valuations, Educational Attainment and more.