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Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Nearest city: Pittsburgh
Population: 317,821
Median household income: $49,102

The city in southwestern Pennsylvania was once known as a steel town, but it has expanded into other industries including health care, technology, and financial services. It has 28 colleges and universities, 200 museums and art galleries, and a low crime rate.

Runners-up:
Scranton
Levittown

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