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38. Twinsburg, OH

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Twinsburg, OH Mark Gutowski

Top 50 rank: 38

Population: 18,636

This town, located near Cleveland and Akron, is perhaps best known for its annual Twins Day festival, which draws sibling pairs from around the world. Lately, though, it’s picked up some headlines for the gradually improving job market, due in part to a new Cleveland Clinic Hospital facility and an expansion of a major Verizon Wireless office.

There is some industrial sprawl in the area, but Twinsburg has maintained an impressive 2,000 acres of parks and open space. –H.L.

Twinsburg, OH

Town stats

Median family income (per year) $85,129
Job growth % (2010-2012) 2.56%
Median home price (2012) $159,900
Reading test scores (% above/below average) 16.8%
Math test scores (% above/below average) 26.2%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 9

Financials

Median family income (per year) $85,129
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted) $82,972
Sales tax 6.50%
State income tax rate (highest bracket) 5.93%I
State income tax rate (lowest bracket) 0.59%I
Auto insurance premiums (Average price quotes, for the state) $1,381
Job growth % (2010-2012) 2.56%

Housing

Median home price (2012) $159,900
Average property taxes (2012) $2,354

Education

Colleges, universities and professional schools (within 30 miles) 25
Reading test scores (% above/below state average) 16.8%
Test scores math (% above/below average) 26.2%
% students attending public/private schools (located within town limits) 100.0/0.0

Quality of life

Air quality index* (% of days AQI ranked as good) 81.4%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 9
Median commute time (in minutes) 22.6
% population with commute 45 mins. or longer 12.9%
% population walk or bike to work 1.0%

Leisure and culture

Movie theaters (within 15 miles) 24
Restaurants (within 15 miles) 1,808
Bars (within 15 miles) 295
Public golf courses (within 30 miles) 207
Libraries (within 15 miles) 50
Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles) 6
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) N.A.
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 0.4

Weather

Annual rainfall (inches) 38.71
% clear days in the area 45%
High temp in July ° F 80°
Low temp in Jan ° F 15.6°

Meet the neighbors

Median age 39.9
Completed at least some college (% of residents) 66.6%
Married % 62.7%
Divorced % 5.5%
Racial diversity index (100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity) 93.2

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