Why Wasn’t My Area Ranked?

The Niche 2017 Best Places Rankings assess over U.S. cities, towns, and neighborhoods. From our best places rankings home, you can explore dozens of rankings and can filter each by state or metro to go beyond the Top 100 in America.

Can’t find your town or neighborhood? Try this:

It’s easiest to go directly to your area’s profile. You can do this in the top right of any Places to Live page – (search box on desktop, magnifying glass icon on mobile). Type in the area name to go to your area’s profile. On the profile page, you can view detailed information about your area and view its 2017 Report Card grades.

Still can’t find your area?

If you still can’t find your area in our Best Places rankings, there are 3 possible explanations:

1. You may have selected a list that your area is not in. Note that our Best Cities ranking is limited to 228 U.S. cities with a population of at least 100,000 people. Best Suburbs is limited to suburban areas within major metro areas. Best Neighborhoods is limited to city neighborhoods in 40 major U.S. cities. If you are having trouble finding your location, try looking in our Best Places ranking or our Best Counties ranking, which are our most comprehensive lists.

2. You may have selected a location that your area is not in. If your area is not in the Top 100 in America for a particular list, you’ll need to filter by state or metro, which you can do at the top of any list. If you have already filtered down to the right state or metro then your area may not have ranked in the Top 100.

3. Your area may not have had enough data to be ranked. In order to be ranked, areas needed to have the required statistical factors, which is dependent on the data being available in the American Community Survey from the U.S. Census.

Still can’t find it? Contact us, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of it!