Well, not quite, but they seem to fair better as do state capitals.
For others, there was no heady boom — but no dramatic downturn either.
A USA TODAY analysis reveals two categories of cities that have weathered the recession and housing market meltdown better than many boomtowns: College towns and state capitals.
In some cases, these cities have grown even faster during the recession than before.
It’s a positive article in comparison to so much out there.