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The best city to live in every state

24/7 Wall St. Logo By Samuel Stebbins and Grant Suneson of 24/7 Wall St. | Slide 2 of 51: > Population: 9,439
> 5 yr. population change: -0.8%
> Median home value: $82,900
> Median household income: $39,387
The majority of the cities on this list are relatively wealthy. Valley, Alabama is an exception. The typical household in Valley earns just $39,387 a year, about $5,000 less than the typical Alabama household. Still, serious financial hardship is less common in Valley than in Alabama as a whole as 15.7% of area residents live below the poverty line, well below the 18.4% state poverty rate. Valley residents also benefit from a low cost of living as goods and services are about 6% less expensive in the city than they are nationwide on average.
Valley is a pilot city for the Alabama Communities of Excellence program, a non-profit that partners with governments, businesses, and universities to prepare participating communities for a more vibrant future.

1. Valley, Alabama

> Population: 9,439
> 5 yr. population change: -0.8%
> Median home value: $82,900
> Median household income: $39,387

The majority of the cities on this list are relatively wealthy. Valley, Alabama is an exception. The typical household in Valley earns just $39,387 a year, about $5,000 less than the typical Alabama household. Still, serious financial hardship is less common in Valley than in Alabama as a whole as 15.7% of area residents live below the poverty line, well below the 18.4% state poverty rate. Valley residents also benefit from a low cost of living as goods and services are about 6% less expensive in the city than they are nationwide on average.

Valley is a pilot city for the Alabama Communities of Excellence program, a non-profit that partners with governments, businesses, and universities to prepare participating communities for a more vibrant future.

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