PATCH – Middlesex County is the place to be. The finance website 24/7 Wall Street placed Middlesex County in the top 25 counties to live in America in a new report.
Middlesex County just barely made the list at No. 25. It is the only county in not only Massachusetts but also New England to make the list, which was built based on education, poverty and life expectancy factors.
Middlesex County is one of the wealthiest counties in the country with a median household income of $92,878. The poverty rate sits at 8.2 percent.
The average life expectancy in Middlesex County is 81.6 years. And 54.1 percent of people obtain a bachelor’s degree.
Here’s what 24/7 Wall Street had to say:
“Middlesex County is located in eastern Massachusetts, covering Cambridge and extending north to the New Hampshire border. Middlesex is the only county in Massachusetts and the broader New England region to rank among the 25 best counties to live in. One of the wealthiest counties in the U.S., Middlesex has a median household income of $92,878 — about $35,000 more than the national median. High incomes are bolstered by a healthy economy. Just 2.4% of the county labor force was unemployed in October, well below the comparable 3.7% national unemployment rate.”
This article by Mike Carraggi originally appeared here.