Snyder, TX ranks in USA Today’s 50 Best Cities to Live In!


Source: Samuel Stebbins, Grant Suneson and Michael B. Sauter, USA Today

USA Today ranks Snyder in the top 50 towns to live in!  Read the full article here.


There are nearly 20,000 villages, towns, and cities, across the nearly 3.8 million square miles that comprise the United States. More than 1-in-10 Americans move each year, and suffice it to say, when it comes to choosing a place to settle down, they have options.

For many, deciding on a place to call home is influenced by subjective or personal variables like climate, proximity to friends and family, or a job opportunity. For those with greater flexibility, however, there are dozens of objective factors to consider, as overall quality of life can vary considerably from town to town and city to city.


While there is no such thing as a perfect city, the advantages of living in the cities on this list largely outweigh any drawbacks. Not all cities are created equal -- and these are the best American cities to live in.

For comparison purposes, boroughs, census designated places, cities, towns, and villages were all considered. To avoid geographic clustering, only the top ranking community in a given county was included on this list. We only reviewed communities with at least 8,000 residents.

48. Snyder, Texas

  • Population: 11,541
  • 5-year population change: +4.4 percent
  • Median home value: $87,500 (bottom 10 percent)
  • Median household income: $50,325

Snyder, Texas, was originally known as "Hide Town" for its early buffalo-hide dwellings, and "Robber's Roost" for the criminals that would often pass through it in the late 19th century. After the discovery of oil in the surrounding Scurry County in 1948, the town's population peaked to roughly 16,000 before dropping to its current level.

Though Snyder residents do not have especially high incomes -- the typical household earns $50,325 a year -- the area's poverty rate of 9.3 percent is lower than both national and state rates. The relative lack of financial hardship is due in large part to a low cost of living. Goods and services are 11 percent less expensive on Snyder than they are nationwide, on average.


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