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Westport Ranks Among Top Small Towns Across America

The Downtown Westport Master Plan report has been in the works for nearly a year.
The Downtown Westport Master Plan report has been in the works for nearly a year. Photo Credit: Downtown Westport

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- People living in small cities and towns like that they get more land, commute shorter distances and have closer ties in terms of network, according to a WalletHub.

In its "2016's Best Small Cities in America" report, WebHub analysts took a look at 1,268 cities whose with populations fall between 25,000 and 100,000, at 30 key "indicators of livability."

The factors included "housing costs," "school-system quality" and "number of restaurants per capita," the report said.

Want to know which small cities shine in Fairfield County?

Which small city outshines which, you wonder?

For its "Main Findings" list, WalletHub grouped the cities in percentiles, with a 99th percentile assigned to the top 1 percent of small cities in the United States.

The six categories in the rankings are Affordability, Economic Health, Education, Health, Quality of Life and Safety.

95 overall: Westport, 64.59, 358, 922, 28, 246, 31

93 overall: Shelton, 93, 275, 326,53, 605, 71

80 overall: Trumbull, 61.47, 198, 730, 48, 1059, 277

93 overall: Stratford, 60.15, 464, 1034, 78, 726, 320

68 overall: Norwalk, 59.48, 979, 568, 124, 431, 434

67 overall: Danbury, 59.34, 943, 505, 196, 675, 281

In a "Best City v. Worst City" ranking, Trumbull ranked 5 among the top 6 for "Lowest Percentage of Residents Living Below Poverty Level"

Click here for the Wallet Hub report.

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