(WFRV) – State capitals around the U.S. can be popular places to live for many reasons. A recent report from rent.com puts Madison, Wisconsin in the top 10 best capitals to call home.
A study studied at each capital, weighing several factors like cost of living, median income and overall business counts. Each capital was scored 1 to 50 (1 being the best) in six categories:
- Median household income reported by the U.S. Census Bureau
- Cost of living reported by the Council for Community and Economic Research
- Average commute times reported by the U.S. Census Bureau
- Walk Score
- Bike Score
- Overall business score
Madison ranked number 4 out of 50 capitals, below Salt Lake City, Utah, Austin, Texas and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Data pulled from rent.com ranked the 6 categories from 1 to 50, 1 being the best. See Madison’s full ranking below:
|Income Rank||Cost of Living Rank||Commuting Rank||Walkability Rank||Bikeability Rank||Business Rank|
Madison has a population of 259,680 and out of all 50 capitals, the city had the third-highest biking score. Primary industries in Madison are manufacturing, government and agriculture but living there could get costly, it will cost an average of $1,223 per month for rent.