Texas is a great state to live in. We're friendly, we know how to relax and have fun, we don't have to pay a state income tax. It's pretty sweet to be a Texan. Now of course, I certainly am a bit biased just because I am a life long Texan. However, a new list just backs up how great it is to live in Texas with several cities making the top 150 list.

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A new list from Us News and World Report has the best 150 cities to live in. Texas cities take up several spots, including the number three overall spot, Austin. The basis of the list included stats from the United States Census Bureau, F.B.I., Department of Labor and other sources. That information was put into different indexes which was then given weighting based on a public survey. You can see all the information here.

Using all of the above information, the organization was able to compile their list. Here's how Texas cities ranked in the top 150.

  • 3. Austin
  • 24. Dallas - Ft. Worth
  • 27. Houston
  • 41. San Antonio
  • 110. Killeen
  • 122. Corpus Christi
  • 124. Beaumont
  • 130. El Paso
  • 136. McAllen
  • 138. Brownsville

Unfortunately, no East Texas cities were listed in this top 150 list. But, I think we can all agree that we live in a great part of Texas. Tyler, despite the packed traffic, is full of retail and plenty of great places to eat. Longview is a great city if you are an artist. There a so many lakes that are great for whatever fishing you enjoy.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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