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Davenport ranked among best American cities

Davenport ranked among best American cities
Posted on 06/23/2020
Figge Art Museum

Davenport was ranked the 29th Best Small City in America by Resonance Consultancy that ranks cities around the world in a recently released report.

Davenport was the highest ranked of three Iowa Cities on the list, ahead of Iowa City (40) and Cedar Rapids (85). Ranked on six criteria, Davenport was ranked eighth for prosperity of the cities on the list, based on the income of citizens, the standard of living and the presence or absence of large, recognizable corporations.

The rankings consider metropolitan statistical areas of 100,000 to 500,000 in population.

“Distinguishing Davenport on the banks of the Mississippi is its status as the region’s economic powerhouse,” the report says, noting the presence of Kraft Heinz, Nestle Purina, and Deere & Company. “Not surprisingly, construction of hundreds of downtown apartments is underway to house those being drawn to the city.”

The report ranks Davenport 23rd for its cultural amenities, separately ranking the city 10th for nightlife and 21st for museums, specifically mentioning the Figge Art Museum.