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A list of the most livable small towns in 2014 has just been released by the website Livability, and Heber City, Utah, has made the cut. To qualify, a town must have a population of less than 20,000. The criteria included "cost of living, health-care spending, racial and socioeconomic diversity, adult obesity, crime, civic engagement, air quality and natural amenities," according to the website, although other factors were considered as well. All data came from Livability, except for the census data on Los Alamos which came from City Data.

10 Hailey, Idaho
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Population: 8,084

Median age: 36

Median household income: $65,101

Median home price: $187,500

Average work commute: 19 minutes

"Hailey has the highest level of employment and the greatest income distribution of any city on this list," according to Livability. "What that means is the gap between the haves and have-nots isn't as big as it is in most places."

9 Traverse City, Michigan
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Population: 14,925

Median age: 41

Median household income: $43,120

Median home price: $128,950

Average work commute: 12 minutes

"Few small towns have picked up as many accolades or gotten as much press as Traverse City, Michigan," wrote Livability. "It's been named one of the most beautiful places in the country, one of Livability's best foodie cities, (and) a top vacation destination."

8 Heber City, Utah
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Population: 12,087

Median age: 27

Median household income: $58,441

Median home price: $202,273

Average work commute: 19 minutes

"The Heber Valley area has long been held as one of the top vacation destinations in the West," wrote Livability. "Employment is higher (in Heber) than in much of the nation thanks to a broad range of businesses supported by locals. Low crime, good schools and an excellent health-care system help make Heber City even more appealing to families. Heber City had the highest growth forecast on our list of the best small towns."

7 Spearfish, South Dakota
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Population: 11,072

Median age: 35

Median household income: $37,511

Average work commute: 10 minutes

"Abundant natural resources, technological innovations and an impressive collection of recreational facilities make Spearfish an attractive destination for young families, entrepreneurs and businesses," wrote Livability. "Residents enjoy a healthy environment with low carbon dioxide emissions; arts and cultural amenities like galleries, theaters and live musical performances; an excellent school system ... and a diverse economy that provides ample job opportunities."

6 Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Population: 9,971

Median age: 35

Median household income: $58,573

Median home price: $240,000

Average work commute: 13 minutes

With its hot springs, fishing, rafting and skiing, Glenwood Springs is a popular destination for tourists. In addition, according to Livability, "Residents of Glenwood Springs enjoy a healthy lifestyle, temperate climate, good schools, great medical facilities and a vibrant cultural scene."

5 Port Angeles, Washington
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Population: 19,339

Median age: 40

Median household income: $39,398

Median home price: $141,500

Average work commute: 11 minutes

"Low food costs, low crime and high community involvement help make the city one of the nation's best places to live," Livability wrote of this coastal town. "That's especially the case for crab lovers."

4 Hood River, Oregon
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Population: 7,472

Median age: 36

Median household income: $52,583

Median home price: $260,000

Average work commute: 10 minutes

"Hood River attracts young professionals with its diverse array of outdoor activities, highly ranked schools, low crime, thriving economy and great health care," wrote Livability. "Approximately 60 percent of the population is under the age of 44. Residents breath easy as Hood River has the lowest air pollution of any city on this list."

3 Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Population: 13,113

Median age: 38

Median household income: $59,124

Median home price: $188,500

Average work commute: 14 minutes

"Known as the 'Crossroads of New England,' Lebanon offers a bucolic escape from the nearby metropolitan confines of Boston, Portland and Hartford," according to Livability. "Though the pace of life seems slower in Lebanon, the city and surrounding area offer many things to do." Lebanon offers all kinds of water and winter sports, Livability continued, as well as a thriving economy based primarily in computers.

2 Northfield, Minnesota
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Population: 20,340

Median age: 26

Median household income: $64,731

Median home price: $154,900

Average work commute: 10 minutes

"Northfield residents have enjoyed higher income growth than most of the nation as this small town's population increased and new businesses settled in," wrote Livability. "Proximity to several hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic, great schools, an abundance of parks, farmers markets, high community involvement and excellent cultural amenities make Northfield an attractive area to live."

Livability also cited Northfield's quirkier side, including the "Defeat Jesse James Day," which involves a reenactment of the outlaw attack on the First National Bank.

1 Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Population: 12,019

Median age: 43

Median household income: $100,518

The first atomic bomb was built in this New Mexico town. Los Alamos is less isolated than it was in the 1940s, but it still maintains a certain air of mystery.

"Los Alamos ranked high in nearly all of the metrics we researched for this list, including diversity, education, population growth, health and civic engagement, making it our pick for the best small town in America," wrote Livability. "It also had the lowest crime rate and the highest ranking of community involvement."