February 10, 2017
Philadelphia scored a spot on U.S. News and World Report's "2017 Best Places to Live" list, though the less-than-favorable ranking indicates we trail Pittsburgh in livability.
The website, which ranks news and consumer advice, published its latest version of the annual list Tuesday based on factors like affordability, job prospects and quality of life.
On the list that ranked 100 cities across the United States, Philly took the No. 77 spot with a 6.2 out of 10 score, one spot above Las Vegas and one below El Paso, Texas.
Philadelphia's job market earned a 6.9 out of 10 ranking from the magazine, while its overall quality of life was a 5.7.
The website highlighted Philadelphia's abundant food and culture scene, but also made note of its high poverty and crime rate.
Other cities in Pennsylvania ranked much higher than the City of Brotherly Love – Harrisburg came in at No. 34 on the list while Lancaster took the No. 41 spot. Pittsburgh was ranked at No. 58.
Allentown and Scranton trailed Philadelphia at No. 79 and No. 86, respectively.
No cities in New Jersey made U.S. News and World Report's list.
The magazine took data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Labor into consideration to compile the list.
The complete findings can be found here.