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Nearest city: Honolulu
Population: 382,983
Median household income: $70,849

Runner-up: N/A

There's more to the capital of Hawaii than surfing, sunny weather, and sandy beaches. It also has a thriving arts scene, great ethnic restaurants, and hosts the NFL Pro Bowl and college football's Hawaii Bowl each year.

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