As if there is another reason to move to Colorado.  SmartAsset reports that 5 Colorado cities top the mid-sized cities list for 2019.    With several factors came into play when determining the rankings including, household income, unemployment rate, average commuting time, poverty rate and income inequality.   Over 226 cities where studied and Colorado is proud to own the top 5.  Learn more about the top 5 cities below.

Topping the list is Arvada – Located just to the north-west of Denver, Arvada is quickly becoming a destination place for new comers to the Mile High City.  With a small town feel and easy commuting into Denver via the light rail, residents of Arvada have the best of both worlds.

      • Median Household Income:  $87,955
      • Poverty Rate:  4.7%
      • Unemployment Rate:  3.4%
      • Median Monthly Housing Costs:  $1,438

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2.  Centennial – One of Colorado’s youngest cities, Centennial is conveniently located in south Denver and offers residents easily commutes to the Denver Tech Center and Downtown Denver.               I-25 connects this city to all that Denver has to offer.

      • Median Household Income:  $110,443
      • Poverty Rate:  3.2%
      • Unemployment Rate:  2.7%
      • Median Monthly Housing Costs:  $1,740

3. Westminster – A suburb just northwest of Denver,   Westminster is accessible easily via I-76 and Hwy 36.  However, commuting into Denver can be a challenge.   However, with easy access             to the  mountains and beautiful parks, it is well worth it.

      • Median Household Income:  $71,626
      • Poverty Rate:  5.5%
      • Unemployment Rate:  2.8%
      • Median Monthly Housing Costs:  $1,441

4.  Highlands Ranch – the only Colorado city in the top 5 located south of Denver, Highlands Ranch is a sprawling community that has grown substantially over the last several years.  Even                  though residents have easy access to C-470 and I-25, commuters face a challenge during peak commuter times.

      • Median Household Income:  $124,795
      • Poverty Rate:  1.1%
      • Unemployment Rate:  2.9%
      • Median Monthly Housing Costs:  $2,021

5.  Thornton –  This thriving city is just north of Denver and offers commuters I-25 and I-76 to travel on.  Commuting times from Thornton are a bit longer than most.  However, the strong                    housing market, Thornton is a great alternative for those that want to be close to Denver.

      • Median Household Income:  $74,690
      • Poverty Rate:  6.9%
      • Unemployment Rate:  3.1%
      • Median Monthly Housing Costs:  $1,492

Rounding out the top ten were, Rochester, MN, Cary, NC, Meridian, ID, Overland Park, KS and Frisco, TX.  There are several other great cities to choose from when moving to Colorado, we are just a little proud that 5 of Colorado cities top the mid-sized category.