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Spartanburg named one of country’s most affordable cities by GoodHire

Spartanburg has done it again. This time, Hub City has been named one of the country’s most affordable cities by GoodHire, a background-screening software company.

Using data from the U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Commerce Department, GoodHire analyzed 155 cities with workforces exceeding 150,000 people to find the most affordable and least affordable places to live and work in the U.S.

In compiling the list, GoodHire examined factors including wage growth, unemployment rate, job growth, job openings, rental prices, real estate sale prices and real per capita personal income.

The GoodHire ranking comes on the heels of U.S. News’ 2021-22 Best Places to Live in South Carolina that ranked Spartanburg No. 1. Spartanburg also scored the following national rankings from the U.S. News survey: Best Places to Live, No. 24; Best Places to Retire, No. 37; Fastest-Growing Places, No. 12; and Cheapest Places to Live, No. 18.

Here is GoodHire’s full list of the most affordable cities in the U.S.:

1. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2. Reno, Nevada
3. Provo, Utah
4. Madison, Wisconsin
5. Huntsville, Alabama
6. Charleston, South Carolina
7. Fayetteville, Arkansas
8. Ogden, Utah
9. Salt Lake City
10. Spartanburg, South Carolina

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And here is GoodHire’s full list of the least affordable cities in the U.S.:

1. Los Angeles
2. Hartford, Connecticut
3. Corpus Christi, Texas
4. Bakersfield, California
5. Shreveport, Louisiana
6. Modesto, California
7. El Paso, Texas
8. New York
9. Rockford, Illinois
10. McAllen, Texas

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