You Probably Haven't Heard of the Best-Run City in US

Louisville is No. 10, but No. 1 is Nampa, Idaho
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2017 12:40 PM CDT
There Are the Nation's Best-Run, Worst-Run Cities
No. 10 on the list of the best-run cities in the US is Louisville, Ky.   (Getty/lovinggav)

Seems like everyone likes to complain about the way their city operates, but WalletHub decided to make things a little more tangible. It looked at 150 of the biggest cities in the US, then crunched data on the size of the local budget and the quality of services offered. By this criteria, the best-run city in America is ... well, one you've probably never heard of. The top 10:

  1. Nampa, Idaho
  2. Provo, Utah
  3. Boise, Idaho
  4. Missoula, Mont.
  5. Lexington-Fayette, Ky.
  6. Las Cruces, NM
  7. Billings, Mont.
  8. Bismarck, ND
  9. Fort Wayne, Ind.
  10. Louisville, Ky.

And the bottom performers:

  1. Memphis, Tenn.
  2. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  3. Flint, Mich.
  4. Oakland, Calif.
  5. Hartford, Conn.
  6. Cleveland
  7. San Francisco
  8. New York
  9. Detroit
  10. Washington, DC
Click for the full rankings, along with an explanation of how they arrived at the results. (Read more US cities stories.)

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