LawnStarter's 2015 Quality of Life Index for Seattle

National State Report / National City Report

Report Findings and Summary

The Emerald City is a wizard when it comes to quality of life.

Seattle ranks No. 7 on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index for America’s largest cities. The index is based on six quality-of-life factors analyzed by LawnStarter and borrowed from The Economist -- GDP (economic output) per capita, average life expectancy, divorce rate, unemployment rate, geographic location (latitude) and male-female income equality. The Economist considers these factors to be good barometers for quality of life.

Seattle’s top scores are for GDP per capita and life expectancy.

“From snow-capped mountains to lush forests and rocky shorelines, the [Seattle] region is characterized by magnificent natural resources and an enviable quality of life,” the Seattle Foundation says.

For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at

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