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Editorial: Small-town charm makes county middle-class gem




If you consider yourself part of the middle class, Johnson County is a good place to live. While many of us have known this for years, it’s still nice to see it validated.

A recent survey by CNNMoney ranked Johnson County No. 1 out of eight counties on its list of “Where the Middle Class Does Best.” The ranking considered numerous factors, such as jobs, schools and proximity to grocery stores.

Johnson County’s closeness to Indianapolis landed it on the short list of counties. A county had to be within 20 miles of a large city and have a population of 10,000 or more to be considered for the rankings. The median household income had to be close to the national average, and the county had to be below the national average in unemployment, poverty and inequality levels.

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