Fargo-Moorhead RANKS 3rd in the U.S.!!
Mid-Size Cities (150,000–500,000 residents)
1. Kennewick–Richland–Pasco, Wash.
2. Boulder, Colo.
3. Fargo, N.D.–Moorhead, Minn.4. Olympia, Wash.
5. Binghamton, N.Y.
6. Sioux Falls, S.D.
7. Bellingham, Wash.
8. Lincoln, Neb.
9. Fort Collins–Loveland, Colo.
10. Rochester, Minn.
11. Duluth, Minn.–Superior, Wis.
12. Utica–Rome, N.Y.
13. Bremerton–Silverdale, Wash.
14. Yakima, Wash.
15. Anchorage, Alaska
16. Burlington–South Burlington, Vt.
17. Las Cruces, N.M.
18. Green Bay, Wis.
19. Houma–Bayou Cane–Thibodaux, La.
20. Spokane, Wash.
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 15, 2011) —Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® annually ranks nearly 400 U.S. communities based on safety and security. In its Eighth Annual Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. study (2011), Farmers has rated Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania., as the most secure U.S. community among large metropolitan areas (population of 500,000 or greater).
The Kennewick–Richland–Pasco, Washington, area is the most secure mid-size U.S. city (population between 150,000 and 500,000), while Ithaca, N.Y., ranks as the most secure small town (population less than 150,000).
The rankings, compiled by database experts at www.bestplaces.net, took into consideration crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, terrorist threats, environmental hazards, life expectancy, mortality rates from cancer and motor vehicle accidents, and job loss numbers in 379 U.S. municipalities. The study divided the communities into three groups: large metropolitan areas, mid-size cities and small towns.
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