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And some former manufacturing hubs, like Pittsburgh Pa., are having a renaissance of sorts. Once a fallen steel giant, the city has diversified its economy and boasts low crime and high educational attainment. Pittsburgh also has the highest home ownership rate in our 10.Should I parse... or just leave us with the warm fuzzy? I like the 'of sorts' qualifier. But 'highest home ownership' is a factoid directly tied to the age of our population more than most anything else. We probably rank even higher when ranked by the proportion of homeowners who have paid off their mortgages altogether. A good thing in itself? Sure, but not that simple a thing to interpret.
update from the peanut gallery. I didn't catch that Rich Florida has an amazingly coincidental oped today in the WSJ that would take the Forbes methodology to task.. at least when it comes to homeownership. See: Homeownership is overrated.