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Two Delaware County municipalities are among the most affordable places to live in Ohio, according to a study by a California-based online real estate brokerage firm.

Powell and Delaware both rank in the top 10 of affordable places to live in Ohio, Movoto found.

The rankings are based on seven categories: food costs, utility costs, total crime, median home prices, unemployment, adjusted median income and miscellaneous costs, which includes clothing, restaurants, repairs and entertainment.

Only cities with populations greater than 10,000 were included in the study.

Powell comes in ranked fourth.

Movoto cites the many free entertainment events offered by the city, the low unemployment rate and the wealth of residents.

“The city’s real claim to fame is in the adjusted income department,” the web site says.

“Topping our rankings for that category at No. 1, the adjusted income of this place is $106,514. Even without all the fun, free events, that still makes this place a good location for financial security.”

Delaware is not far behind, ranked at eighth overall.

The county seat is lauded for its low unemployment rate, adjusted median income and low cost of living.

Eight of the top 10 communities listed are in central Ohio.

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