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The Best- and Worst-Run Cities in America

Nampa, Idaho, is No. 1, and Washington, DC, is last in WalletHub ranking
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2019 9:35 AM CDT
10 Best-Run Cities in US. And the 10 Worst
Detroit is in the bottom 10 of the new ranking.   (Getty/Sean Pavone)

The best-run city in the US isn't exactly a household name. Nampa, Idaho, gets the honor in a new ranking from WalletHub. The site ranked 150 of the nation's largest cities (including Washington, DC) on a range of factors, including financial stability, education, health, safety, infrastructure, and pollution. And after all that, Nampa came in at No. 1, while DC came in dead last at No. 150. The top 10:

  1. Nampa, Idaho
  2. Provo, Utah
  3. Boise, Idaho
  4. Durham, NC
  5. Lexington-Fayette, Ky.
  6. Las Cruces, NM
  7. Billings, Mont.
  8. Virginia Beach, Va.
  9. Missoula, Mont.
  10. Fargo, ND
Read on for the 10 worst-run cities.

The worst-run cities in America:

  1. Cleveland
  2. Hartford, Conn.
  3. Flint, Mich.
  4. Oakland, Calif.
  5. Detroit
  6. New York City
  7. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  8. San Francisco
  9. Gulfport, Miss.
  10. Washington, DC
Click for the full list and details on methodology. (Or read about the best states to call home.)

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