Monthly Archives: April 2014

College Towns/University Cities NOT Pits of Inequality?

A recent Bloomberg analysis ranked cities by income inequality, leading to a Gawker article pegging University towns as “pits of inequality.” But, a new analysis by Nate Silver’s 538 shows why it’s not actually true.

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University Cities Are Safer

We’ve done some research comparing University Cities to other cities the same size, and to larger cities. The latest FBI crime statistics show that violent crime in university cities is, on average, 11% lower than other cities the same size, and 19% lower than the largest 15 cities.

And yesterday, Gallup released a survey of 189 cities, asking people how safe they feel walking home. University Cities Fort Collins, Madison and Lincoln came in at #2, #11 and #12.

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University Cities Satisfy

University City Fort Collins topped Gallup’s list of most-satisfied cities, with 94.9% saying they were satisfied with the city they lived in. University Cities Madison and Lincoln were #9 and #12 out of the list of 189 cities. Lexington was #32 and Ann Arbor came in at #35.

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