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See how our city did in a ranking of most livable state capitals

See how our city did in a ranking of most livable state capitals

Sarah Sole

As far as state capitals go, Columbus is top-notch.

This is according to a study from rent.com that looked at the best state capitals to call home.

The Buckeye State’s capital ranked 8th in the study, which ranked capital cities on income, cost of living, commute, walk score, bike score, and business.

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Columbus’ stats are below:
Income rank: 28
Cost of living rank: 9
Commute rank: 32
Walk score rank: 11
Bike score rank: 13
Business rank: 15

The study describes our city as a “diverse town” and a “highly walkable and bikeable city,” which sounds right on point. On another positive note, we ranked first in job growth in the Midwest.

The top 10 state capitals were:
1. Salt Lake City, Utah
2. Austin, Texas
3. Cheyenne, Wyoming
4. Madison, Wisconsin
5. Boise, Idaho and Denver, Colorado
7. Boston, Massachusetts
8. Us!
9. Des Moines, Iowa
10. Honolulu, Hawaii

The top city, Salt Lake City, had an income rank of 16, a cost of living rank of 30, a commuting rank of 23, and a walkability rank of 8.

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