Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rigby, Ammon named 'Best Cities for Young Families'

Rigby and Ammon have been identified on a list of “The Best Cities for Young Families” in Idaho by www.nerdwallet.com, a financial resources website.

Rigby came in second and Ammon was ranked fourth on a list of ten cities. A total of sixty-three Idaho cities were analyzed by the website in the process of creating the rankings.

The website analyzed three factors in determining which cities to add to the list:
1) Does the city have good public schools?
2) Can you afford to live there?
3) Is the city growing and prospering?

Nerd Wallet noted that Rigby county saw significant growth, with civilian employment increasing by 10.8 percent from 1996 to 2006. With regard to Ammon, the report said the city's population doubled between 2000 and 2010, with growth coming “so quickly because of its relatively low housing prices and proximity to Idaho Falls, the state’s largest city outside the Boise metro area.”

According to the website, Rigby has a median home value of $132,200, with a median household income of $45,089. Ammon has a median home value of $173,900, with a median household income of $55,617. Ammon received a high rating for the quality of its schools, and also showed an economic growth rate of 16.3 percent over the past decade.

For more information, see http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2013/best-cities-idaho-young-families/.