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    Huntington, West Virginia, on Wall Street Journal’s top 10 places for remote workers

    By Isaac Taylor,


    HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has listed Huntington as the sixth-best place for remote workers in the U.S.

    Factors taken into consideration include the percentage of households with access to 100mbps internet; average price for high-speed internet; price and size of houses; lower cost of living (percentile); unemployment rate; proximity to airport (percentile); restaurants per household (percentile); art venues per household (percentile); and households within half a mile of a park.


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    Here is where Huntington’s factors rank, according to the study:

    • Percentage of households with access to 100mbps – 100%
    • Average price for high-speed internet – $33/month
    • Price of houses – $148,177
    • Size of houses – 1,683 sq. ft.
    • Percentile of lower cost of living – 66
    • Unemployment rate – 3.7%
    • Proximity to an airport (percentile) – 31
    • Restaurants per household (percentile) – 92
    • Art venues per household (percentile) – 84
    • Households within half a mile of a park – 43.7%
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    Huntington is beaten out by Springfield, Missouri; Joplin, Missouri; Evansville, Indiana; Conway, Arkansas; and Lafayette, Indiana, according to the WSJ study.

    WSJ says they ranked these cities from a nationwide poll conducted by Ipsos. They say Ipsos identified the top 10 factors people cared about in a remote work location.

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