Toledo Is 4th Best City for Achieving the American Dream

According to a new report from Xavier University’s Williams College of Business, Toledo ranks #4 on the American Dream Composite Index (ADCI). The ADCI, which is calculated annually, shows the extent to which people living in the United States achieve the American Dream.

The research analyzes the American Dream based on 35 dimensions including: a) economic factors such as home ownership, financial security and job characteristics; b) personal well-being factors such as family and friends, leisure and happiness; c) societal factors such as trust in government, justice, civic participation; d) diversity factors; and e) physical environment.  

The top cities where residents report achieving their American Dream to a statistically significantly greater degree than the national average include:

Salt Lake City, UT 
Baton Rouge, LA 
York-Hanover, PA 
Toledo, OH 
Syracuse, NY 
Boise City-Nampa, ID 
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 

Read more about the study: Site Selection Magazine