Top Cities In The U.S. To Comfortably Live In With $60,000 Income

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin


The county seat of Eau Claire County is the ninth-largest city in Wisconsin, with a population of just under 68,000. The affordable and fastest growing small city in the state is recognized for the high quality of life of its residents even with the low cost of living, with the median property rent at $745, while purchasing a home can cost an average of just around $140,000. It has excellent hospitals like the Mayo Clinic, HSHS Sacred Heart, and Marshfield Medical Center to serve its residents whose median age is just under 31. It has a thriving economy driven by tech manufacturing and health care, with the fourth-shortest workweek as well as an above average wage among metropolitan areas, in addition to a low commute time of 16.5 minutes.