Where to Live

By: Jake Fruhbeis

Canada and The United States Living Options

There are a lot of living options throughout the United States and Canada. Many people conclude on where they want to live by considering the following; Crime rate, economy, taxes, schooling, recreation avaliable, climate, jobs and the unemployment rate, sports in the area, racial makeup, and property values and income.

New Hampshire

Crime - 3rd safest state, 991 crime index

Economy - Almost fully recovered from the Great Recession

Taxes - Average property tax rate - 13.44%, income tex - 5%

Schools - 10th best education state in the U.S, 1.19% dropout rate

Climate - Average temperature in January - 46 degrees F, average temperature in July - 70 degrees F

Jobs/Unemployment Rate - 5.1% unemployment rate (goal: 3.5%)

Recreation Avaliable - Hiking, skiing, boating, ATVing, camping, fishing

Property Values and Income - Average house value, $245,600, median income, $64,925

Sports in Area - Basketball, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, football, field hockey

Racial Makeup - 93% Caucasion, 2% Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian, 3% Other

Canada (Ontario)

Crime - Lowest crime rate in all provinces at 5,689 per 100,000 people

Ecomony - Largest economy in Canada, rich and diversified

Taxes - Income tax - 5.05%

Schools - Literacy rate for males and females - 99%

Climate - The climate is cold most of the year, ranges from -4 degrees C to 22 degrees C year round

Jobs/Unemployment Rate - 10.1% unemployment rate

Recreation Avaliable - Hunting, fishing, campling, canoeing, cross country skiing

Property Values and Income - Average value - $298,500, average income - $76,000

Sports in Area - Curling, hockey, basketball, Candadian football, lacrosse

Racial Makeup - 75.4% Caucasion, 17.4% Asian, 4.5% African American, 2.7% Other

Texas

Crime - .0377% crime rate

Economy - 14th largest economy in the world

Taxes - More than 60 different taxes, 1.81% property tax

Schools - 12th best education state in U.S, 86% graduation rate

Climate - Hot and humid or hot and dry, also part of tornado alley

Jobs/Unemployment Rate - 6.2% unemployment rate

Recreation Avaliable - Camping, fishing, kite boarding, birding, hiking, hunting

Property Values and Income - Median property value - $189,900, average income - $49,646

Sports in Area - Football, baseball, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, lacrosse

Racial Makeup - 45.3% Caucasion, 37.6% Hispanic/Latino 11.5% African America, 5.6% Other