There’s still a strong market for remote workers, and Evansville claims a piece of that pie. According to a February report in the Wall Street Journal, the River City ranks third in the U.S. for the best cities to work from home. Springfield and Joplin, Missouri, topped the list.
Survey firm Ipsos polled more than 1,000 people nationally about a city’s most important factors to successfully accommodating remote workers. Among Evansville’s advantages in attracting remote workers is an unemployment rate of 2.87 percent; access to fast, reliable internet; and affordable median house prices.
Of the 10 cities in the WSJ ranking, Evansville is in the 71st percentile for a lower cost of living, the 81st percentile for the number of restaurants per household, and the 60th percentile for arts venues per household. That said, only 8.8 percent of Evansville households are within a half mile of a park, a much lower percentage than most of the other nine cities.
Two other Indiana towns made the list: Lafayette came in fifth, while Fort Wayne placed 10th.