When looking to buy a new home, there are many factors to take into consideration such as commute time, access to doctors and hospitals, the quality of education their children will have access to, and the quality of work in their own profession. According to a new study 380-city study by AdvisorSmith, El Paso was ranked #1 for Big Cities (500K+ pop.) and Las Cruces was ranked #3 for Mid Sized Cities (150K-500K pop.). Both cities were ranked within the top 7 of 50 Cities for Teachers.
According to the National Service of Education Statistics, the three largest school districts in El Paso were made up of 9,446 teachers, this number is only going to grow based on Beaurea of Labor Statistics. So what is it about El Paso and Las Cruces that make these cities so attractive to teachers? AdvisorSmith used 4 factors to make up their top 50 Cities for Teachers list; total number of jobs, the number of jobs per capita, average annual salaries, and the cost of living.
Top Cities for Teachers by City Size
Thirty-seven of the top 50 best cities for teachers were midsize or small cities, but smaller city living may not be ideal for everyone. In order to highlight this distinction in lifestyle preference, our study segments cities into different sizes based on population, listing the top 10 small (population under 150,000), midsize (population of 150,000-500,000), and large (greater than 500,000 population) cities for teachers.
Top 50 Cities for Teachers
Below, we list the top cities for teachers. We include data on the total number of jobs, the number of jobs per capita, average annual salaries, and the cost of living.
AdvisorSmith’s study examined three key variables in determining the best cities for teachers to pursue their careers in.
1. Average annual salaries for teachers
For the purposes of this study, we focus on teachers ranging from preschool to high school, excluding special education and career/technical education.
We considered the average annual salary earned by teachers across the different teacher groups: preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school in each city in our study. The higher the average salary, the more highly we ranked a given metro area. The average salary for teachers in our study was $51,418.
2. Density of jobs for teachers in each city
Our study leveraged a location quotient, which represents the number of jobs available to teachers, relative to the national average. Cities with a higher location quotient have a higher concentration of jobs for teachers, which means more career opportunities and more demand for developers in those cities. Cities with higher location quotients ranked more highly in our study.
In 2018, there were 3.8 million teachers (preschool through high school) employed in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for teachers will grow at a 3.82% pace over the 10-year period of 2018-2028, which is a fast as the national job growth outlook. This was calculated using a weighted average across the different age groups and number of jobs.
3. Cost of living index for each city
We adjusted the salaries earned by teachers in each city by a cost of living multiplier. The cost of living, including necessities such as rent, transportation, and groceries, varies by city, so it is important to normalize the salaries so that the cities can be compared fairly. Cities with more affordable lifestyles were ranked more highly in our study.
If you are a teacher looking to make the move to El Paso or Las Cruces, rest assured that there are many opportunities to grow in your career in these southwest cities. Hakes Brothers can help make your move easy with our knowledgeable sales professionals ready to help you with every step of the way.
If you are looking for a home builder to create your dream home, we have you covered. We currently build new homes within East and West El Paso, TX and all over rapidly growing Las Cruces, NM. Contact our team today to build your home in a city that is perfect for you.
Halloween in El Paso for many is the first feeling of Fall in the Sun City. Families are out and about just before we fall back in time, taking in the last days of evening daylight, and the weather is just beginning to become crisp. It is truly an adventure as parents are mostly playing catch-up with their costume-clad children running through neighborhoods. As new home communities in El Paso continue to expand, it doesn’t take much for children to come home rich with sweets in this West Texas City.
In a recent study conducted by smartasset, El Paso, Texas was ranked as a top 10 place to trick-or-treat. The study took 7 factors into consideration while conducting the study such as single-family housing density, percentage of residents younger than age 15, median home value, violent crime rate, property crime rate, precipitation rate, and average temperature.
El Paso, Texas places in the top 40 for low home value across all 256 cities in our study, at $130,900 on average. It ranks 44th overall for youth population, with 21.9% of the city’s population younger than 15. El Paso also ranks 28th overall for low property crime rate, with around 1,819 incidents per 100,000 residents. It’s a bit on the warmer side, with a historical average temperature of 69.5 degrees on Halloween.
Data and Methodology
To find the best cities for trick-or-treating, SmartAsset compared more than 256 cities across the following metrics:
- Single-family housing density. This is the number of single-family houses per square mile. Data comes from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2013-2017 5-year Estimate and the Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Summary File.
- Percentage of residents aged 14 or younger. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 1-year American Community Survey.
- Median home value. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 1-year American Community Survey.
- Violent crime rate. This is the number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Data comes from the FBI’s 2017 Uniform Crime Reporting database as well as local police departments’ websites.
- Property crime rate. This is the number of property crimes per 100,000 residents. Data comes from the FBI’s 2017 Uniform Crime Reporting database as well as local police departments’ websites.
- Precipitation probability. This is the chance it rains 0.5 inches or snows 0.1 inches on Halloween. Data comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- Average temperature. This is the average maximum temperature on October 31, from 1981 to 2010. We compared the average maximum temperature to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, which we think is the perfect temperature for trick-or-treating. Data comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Making the Move to El Paso?
- If you are thinking of making the move to El Paso, rest assured that your family will be greeted with a safe community, affordable new homes, and warm weather lasting well into the Fall months.
- Our Hakes Brothers Sales Professionals can help you move into the perfect home for your family. Choose from one of our quick move-in homes or new construction, building a home is made easy with Hakes Brothers.
In a recent study conducted by Clovered insurance company, El Paso, Texas was found to be the Most Desirable Metropolitan Area. The study took four influential buying factors into consideration, Community Well-Being, Average One-Way Commute Time, Regional Price Parity, Violent Crime per 100K Residents.
One of the most impactful choices we make as adults is where we choose to call home. The U.S. is a vast and varied tapestry of lifestyles, cultures, cuisines, and attitudes, making it an enormous task to actually nail down the most desirable places to live overall. But we decided to give it a go anyway.
We started by looking at the top 50 most populated metropolitan areas in the country. Then, based on the four most influential homebuying factors according to our survey, we pulled data from four sources to determine the very best place to hang your hat.
El Paso, Texas, and Portland, Oregon, were the top two best spots for affordability, low crime rates, reasonable commute times, and community well-being. The former sits directly on the border of Mexico, snuggled right up against Ciudad Juárez. The aptly named “Sun City” boasts more than 300 days of sun per year, as well as many adventurer-friendly sites. It sits at the foot of the rugged Franklin Mountains, features a picturesque scenic lookout, and has multiple larger-than-life parks to explore.
El Paso and Portland came up relatively close when it came to average well being and commute but El Paso was able to edge out #2 Portland, OR due to regional price parity (RPP), which according to Clovered calculates how much a certain amount of cash will buy you in a given place.
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With so much opportunity in El Paso, Hakes Brothers is proud to be a home builder for the sun city. View all our homes in El Paso, Texas today.
To view the full study visit Clovered.
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