Website names West U top suburb in America

The career-counseling and job website,, named the City of West University as the number one suburb in America. Its next door neighbor, Bellaire, came in sixth.

The website determined what the best suburbs were according to the stats from the following criteria:

  • Unemployment rate
  • Median household incomes
  • Population density
  • Home values
  • Percent of people with a college education.

According to the results, the site used the 2010-2014 American Community Survey to research each suburb.

“FYI:We defined a suburb based on the Census’s designation of being part of an ‘Urban Cluster,’ but not the main city of said urbanized area,” wrote Chris Kolmar, the author of the article. ” For example, the Census considers West University Place to be part of the ‘Houston, TX Urbanized Area.” 

After all the data, West U reign supreme. The website’s analysis revealed that 88 percent of West U residents have a college degree — the fourth highest in the nation. Residents also have a median income of $207,429.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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