Paducah 61st "Most Affordable City" in U.S.
By West Kentucky Star Staff

Paducah and four other Kentucky cities have been ranked in the top most affordable cities in the United States.

Using data from the Council for Community and Economic Research’s 2013 Annual Report, NerdWallet ranked the most affordable cities in America. The index score can be compared to the national average of 100. A lower cost of living index signifies greater affordability relative to the average city.

Paducah was ranked 61st on the list with Ashland 59th, Covington 8th, Lexington 53rd, and Louisville 89th. Other cities in our part of the country on the list include Memphis (#4), Nashville (#18), and Murfreesboro, TN (#86).

States from central and southern U.S. dominate the list. Texas leads the way in terms of affordability: 19 of the 100 cities on the list are from the Lone Star State. Oklahoma is home to the second most number of affordable cities, with eight of the top 100.

The only two West Coast cities on the list are from the state of Washington. The list also lacks the presence of any cities from the Northeast states as well as California, which dominate the list of most expensive cities in the U.S.

For the complete list, see the link below.

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Published 11:12 PM, Thursday Jun. 12, 2014
Updated 09:47 AM, Saturday Jun. 14, 2014

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