Malden ranked fourth on the list, finishing behind Newton, Everett and Revere, respectively
According to the list, Malden saw the third-highest population growth from 2009 to 2012, increasing 7 percent. Everett (10 percent) and Methuen (7.7) saw more growth than Malden.
Meanwhile, Malden had the third-lowest median household income in 2011, earning $52,842, finishing ahead of Revere ($50,592) and Everett at $48,319. In 2011, Malden also had the second-lowest monthly homeowner costs at $678, finishing behind Methuen at $629.
As far as the 2013 unemployment rate is concerned, Malden finished fourth on the list at 6.7 percent, with Methuen (9.6 percent), Revere (8.1) and Everett (7.8) having higher rates, respectively.
Data related to city growth, affordable living and the unemployment rate were used to compile the report.
"We assessed population growth from 2009 to 2012 to ensure that the city was attracting workers," reads the report. "We measured a city’s median household income to see if workers made a good living. We also analyzed the monthly homeowner costs, including mortgage payments, to see if the city had a reasonable cost of living.
"We looked at the unemployment rate," the report added.
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