Bellaire was named the most successful city in Texas by Zippia is a career website that set out to see “what cities are the best for success”.

Here’s how they came up with their conclusion:

“Using data from the Census’ 2012-2016 American Community Survey PUMS dataset, we ranked cities in each state across three categories:

– Median income
– Unemployment rate
– Education rate (percent of residents over age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree)

Each city was ranked on a scale of 1 to the number of cities in each state, and the three variables were averaged to produce an individual index. The lower the score, the better.”

These are the statistics they pulled for Bellaire:

– Median income: $187,805
– Unemployment rate: 2.1%
– Education rate: 78.8%
– Located just outside Houston, Bellaire offers large homes and a residential escape from the big city.

It seems they did not take into account that Bellaire is in the middle of Houston and that most of it’s residents probably work in the “big city”.

But it’s all in fun. If you want to see what other cities ranked the best in their states check it out on