Woodlands, College Station Make Magazine Rankings

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A pair of Brazos Valley cities were highly ranked in Money Magazine's annual search for the best places to live in America.

The Woodlands was ranked the 73rd best place to live out of 745 cities with populations more than 50,000. The magazine takes into account numerous statistics and interviews when making their list.

The Woodlands also had the nation's 14th highest average household income ($96,216), and the 16th highest percentage job growth for this decade (28.0% from 2000-2005).

College Station also had a few high rankings. According to Money, the home of Texas A&M has the third highest percentage of singles (54.3%), and the fifth youngest average age (24.82 years old).

The city also ranked 11th in percentage of residents with graduate degrees (27.7%), and had the 17th shortest average commute time (just under 13 minutes).

Bryan was ranked separately by the magazine and did not place in the top 25 in any of the 13 categories this year.