Ogden 6th on Forbes’ Best Places

Ogden is on several of Forbes Magazine’s city lists, including being #6 in Best Places for Business and Careers. Ogden has been on this prestigious list for three years in a row.

Here is Forbes’ “At a Glance” statistics for the Ogden-Clearfield metro area:

Metro Population: 557,600
Major Industries: Federal government, Health care
Gross Metro Product: $18.9 B
Median Household Income: $60,625
Median Home Price: $126,400
Unemployment: 6.2%
Job Growth (2011): %
Cost of Living: 7.5% below nat’l avg
College Attainment: 30.1%
Net Migration (2011): 1,110

Forbes lists:

#6 Best Places for Business and Careers
#20 in Fastest-Growing Cities
#27 in Cost of Doing Business
#39 in Job Growth
#73 in Education

This should come as no surprise to Ogden residents; they know it’s a great place to live!


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