Quality of Life
Based on the results of a study group, this index is calculated based on what variables affect individuals as they search for a new home, how much they would enjoy living in a place and the impact of each selected variable. For example, the crime index affects the total quality of life index negatively and the amusement index affects it positively.
Scores for an area are compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average, while 50 indicates half the national average.