10 Best-Run US Cities

You'll find most of them in Middle America
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2016 12:55 PM CDT
10 Best-Run US Cities
Things are apparently well run in Boise.   (Getty Images)

Running a city is no small feat, and with nearly 63% of the US population living in urban centers, per the US Census Bureau. WalletHub decided to see which ones are managed the best. The site looked at 150 of the biggest cities in the country, combining the results of six different indicators—financial stability, education, health, safety, economy, and infrastructure and pollution—into one "Overall City Services" ranking; it then figured out how well each city handles its budgeting. From there, an overall ranking was determined, and in the top spot: Boise, Idaho. Rounding out the top 10, most of which lie in the American heartland:

  1. Boise, Idaho
  2. Nampa, Idaho
  3. Provo, Utah
  4. Missoula, Mont.
  5. Fort Wayne, Ind.
  6. Lexington-Fayette, Ky.
  7. Billings, Mont.
  8. Bismarck, ND
  9. Sioux Falls, SD
  10. Nashua, NH
See WalletHub's complete list for more well-managed cities. (Meanwhile, here are the most affordable US cities to live in.)

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