I travel to the Austin area every couple of months with my wife and we love it. LOVE it! We've toured the Capitol, and done a lot of the 'Austin Type Things'.

WalletHub recently put together a list of the best state capitols. Topping that list is Austin. Here is how all 50 ranked.

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Raleigh, NC
  3. Madison, WI
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Lincoln, NE
  6. Columbus, OH
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Concord, NH
  10. Oklahoma City, OK
  11. Boise, ID
  12. Bismark, ND
  13. Des Moines, IA
  14. Nashville, TN
  15. Montpelier, VT
  16. Phoenix, AZ
  17. Olympia, WA
  18. Boston, MA
  19. St. Paul, MN
  20. Annapolis, MD
  21. Helena, MT
  22. Santa Fe, NM
  23. Pierre, SD
  24. Sacramento, CA
  25. Springfield, IL
  26. Cheyenne, WY
  27. Albany, NY
  28. Columbia, SC
  29. Frankfort, KY
  30. Honolulu, HI
  31. Tallahassee, FL
  32. Lansing, MI
  33. Salem, OR
  34. Jefferson City, MO
  35. Richmond, VA
  36. Juneau, AK
  37. Indianapolis, IN
  38. Topeka, KS
  39. Harrisburg, PA
  40. Augusta, ME
  41. Dover, DE
  42. Providence, RI
  43. Little Rock, AR
  44. Jackson, MS
  45. Montgomery, AL
  46. Hartford, CT
  47. Baton Rouge, LA
  48. Carson City, NV
  49. Charleston, WV
  50. Trenton, NJ

Here are the categories that helped vault Austin to the top of the list:

  • Highest Median Household Income - #1
  • Highest % of Adults with Bachelor's Degree or Higher - Tied for #3
  • Lowest Premature-Death Rate - #1
  • Most Attractions - Tied for #1
  • Highest % of Millennial Newcomers - #2