Los Altos ranks high on national survey of best small cities in U.S.

A national survey recently ranked Los Altos as the seventh best small city in America.

The Washington, D.C.-based WalletHub, an online financial advising firm, released a survey Oct. 29 of 1,268 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000. Among the factors contributing to the ranking were affordability, economic health, education and health, quality of life and safety.

Los Altos, with a population of 28,000, ranked first in income growth, seventh in the percentage of insured population, 49th in crime rate, 64th in homeownership rate and 144th in the percentage of adults in fair or poor health.

Los Altos was the only California city to rank in the top 20, scoring particularly high for economic health and for percentages of people with a high school diploma or college degree.

WalletHub calls itself an “artificially intelligent financial advisor,” offering free credit scores and full credit reports that are updated on a daily basis.

To view the complete survey and for more information, visit

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