Bethesda and Rockville Rank in Top 9% of Small Cities in America, According to Study

by MCS Staff

With nearly half of the population saying that they’d prefer to live in a suburban area, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Best Small Cities in America and two “cities” in MoCo, Bethesda and Rockville, are in the top 9% of over 1,300 cities/areas.

“To help Americans put down roots in places offering good quality of life and affordability, WalletHub compared more than 1,300 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 across 43 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs and school-system quality to restaurants per capita and the crime rate.” Below you’ll see some of the statistics for Bethesda (93rd percentile) and Rockville (91st percentile): 

Small-City Living in Bethesda (1=Best; 660=Avg.):

  • 111th – Economic Health
  • 1st – Education & Health
  • 126th – Quality of Life
  • 44th – Safety

Small-City Living in Rockville (1=Best; 660=Avg.):

  • 162nd – Economic Health
  • 15th – Education & Health
  • 94th – Quality of Life
  • 44th – Safety

For the full report, please visit:


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