#meh: Omaha is 2nd most above average city in US, ranking says

"What about the little guys who are doing a pretty good job?" Zippia asked. "What about the not-so-little-but-not-too-big guys?"

Omaha is the second most "above average" city in America, according to a list compiled by career information site Zippia.

The company describes the cities on the list as those "that aren’t the best, but are still above average in most categories."

Here are the ten most above average cities in America:

  1. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  2. Omaha, Nebraska
  3. Portland, Oregon
  4. Dallas, Texas
  5. Durham, North Caroline
  6. Tucson, Arizona
  7. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  8. Sacramento, California
  9. Mesa, Arizona
  10. Long Beach, California

Zippia determined the list by examining 23 criteria from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census for details such as:

  • Racial, age, and gender diversity
  • Commute times, means of transportation, and work-from-home
  • Born in the same state, and non-native citizens
  • Young children in the home, number of bedrooms, and housing type
  • Crime rates, employment rates, and insurance coverage

It then gave each city a "meh" point for being in the 75th percentile based on each criterion.

Like Tulsa, Omaha gained 12 "mehs," but Omaha placed second on the list because it has a smaller population.

More information about Zippia's ranking is available here.

Lincoln city, Nebraska, ranked number 49 with 6 "mehs."

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