Most Important to Quality of Life
Family and family health and safety are by far the most important factors affecting residents' quality of life, especially for those in the age groups when they are likely to have children. Health and financial well-being are the next most important. Compared to other groups, a higher percentage of older adults rate health most important, while younger adults more often select education and financial well-being. Blacks also are more likely to select financial well-being as most important, as well as education. A higher proportion of Hispanics, Asians and other races and ethnicities select feeling safe.