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Lloydminster’s ranking improves on national list of best places to live

Lloydminster landed on the country’s top 219 best place to live.

Ranked 135, the border city moved up 13 spots, from last year’s ranking of 148.

Canadian personal finance and lifestyle magazine, Money Sense, published this year’s edition of the list on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Positive notes for Lloydminster include being among the overall top 10 on the list for affordable housing and within the top 25 precentile for having a low unemployment rate.

Attributes of Lloydminster’s ranking:

  • Population: 35,810
  • Annualized Population Change: 2.24%
  • Estimated Unemployment Rate (%): 5.3
  • Median Household Income: $116,358
  • Average Household Discretionary Income: $61,183
  • Average Household Net Worth: $600,389
  • Average Value Of Primary Real Estate: $432,035
  • Home to Income Ratio: 3.44
  • Rent to Income Ratio: 10.3%
  • Average Income Tax for Individual Earning $50,000: $9,193
  • Sales Tax: 5.0%
  • Property Tax: 2.60%
  • Average Property Tax: $2,965
  • Average Income Tax for Individual Earning $50,000: 2.36%
  • Vehicles 2013 Model Year Or Newer: 23.6%
  • Luxury Vehicles 2013 Model Year Or Newer: 0.86%
  • Travel To Work By Walking: 3.5%
  • Travel To Work By Bicycle: 0.4%
  • Travel To Work By Public Transit: 0.5%
  • Total Annual Rainfall (mm): 316.74
  • Days With Precipitation Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 mm: 114.2
  • Days With Rainfall Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 mm: 68.0
  • Days With Daily Min Temperature Greater Than 0°C: 162.9
  • Days With Daily Max Temperature Greater Than 20°C: 83.1
  • Days Above 24°C: 1.3
  • Crime Rate – 5-Year Change: -12.9%
  • Crime Rate Per 100,000: 4,553.29
  • Crime Severity Index: 49.1
  • Violent Crime Severity Index: 50.2
  • Owned Homes: 62.3%
  • Employed In Health Care: 6.6%
  • Offices Of Doctors Of Medicine Per ‘000: 1.1
  • Doctors Per ‘000: 2.3
  • Employed In Arts And Rec: 1.5%

The top spot went to Canada’s capital. Alberta’s capital ranked 48, while Calgary earned number 66. To see the full list, click on the following link:

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Canada’s Best Places to Live 2016: Full Ranking

Lloydminster also landed on Venture’s list of the top 21 best communities in Alberta for business, at number 15 with a population growth rate of 13 per cent and the median price of homes at $399,900. Edmonton claimed the top spot, followed by Lethbridge and Leduc rounding out the top 3.

The full list can be viewed here:

http://albertaventure.com/2016/06/albertas-best-communities-business-2/

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