29. Lindon, UT

Lindon City Lindon, UT

Top 50 rank: 29

Population: 10,846

Lindon is located 35 miles outside of Salt Lake City and is home to two large tech companies, Teleperformance USA and Symantec, so it’s little wonder that its unemployment rate of 4.5% is one of the lowest on our list. That, coupled with a growing job market, may be the reason that the town’s population has doubled in the past two decades.

Another cause for residents to smile: Lindon came in at No. 1 on the list for ease of living. –S.M.

Lindon, UT

Town stats

Median family income (per year) $79,726
Job growth % (2010-2012) 12.19%
Median home price (2012) $252,500
Reading test scores (% above/below average) 8.5%
Math test scores (% above/below average) 13.8%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 0
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 23


Median family income (per year) $79,726
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted) $82,841
Sales tax 6.75%
State income tax rate (highest bracket) 5.00%I
State income tax rate (lowest bracket) 5.00%I
Auto insurance premiums (Average price quotes, for the state) $1,475
Job growth % (2010-2012) 12.19%


Median home price (2012) $252,500
Average property taxes(2012) $1,645


Colleges, universities and professional schools (within 30 miles) 7
Reading test scores (% above/below state average) 8.5%
Test scores math (% above/below average) 13.8%
% students attending public/private schools (located within town limits) 98.2/1.8

Quality of life

Air quality index* (% of days AQI ranked as good) 65.9%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 0
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 23
Median commute time (in minutes) 16.7
% population with commute 45 mins. or longer 10.8%
% population walk or bike to work 2.4%

Leisure and culture

Movie theaters (within 15 miles) 15
Restaurants (within 15 miles) 628
Bars (within 15 miles) 21
Public golf courses (within 30 miles) 63
Libraries (within 15 miles) 12
Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles) 2
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) N.A.
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 0.5


Annual rainfall (inches) 16.5
% clear days in the area 62%
High temp in July ° F 89.8°
Low temp in Jan ° F 19.3°

Meet the neighbors

Median age 26.2
Completed at least some college (% of residents) 79.1%
Married % 57.9%
Divorced % 1.8%
Racial diversity index (100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity) 39.9
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