3 NC Cities Ranked Among The Best Managed In America – Charlotte Ranked Among The Worst

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Durham (#7), Greensboro (#12), and Raleigh (#16) were just ranked among the best-managed cities, and Charlotte (#107) was ranked among the worst on a new report by financial analyst website Wallethub.

The report compares the operating efficiency of 150 of the largest U.S. cities to reveal which among them are managed best. It used a “Quality of Services” score, consisting of 35 metrics grouped into six service categories, including; ‘Financial Stability’, ‘Education’, ‘Health’, ‘Safety’, ‘Economy’, and ‘Infrastructure & Pollution’, which were then compared against each city’s per-capita budget.

Nampa, ID (#1), Provo, UT (#2), and Boise, ID (#3) are ranked as the best-managed cities and New York, NY (#148), Detroit, MI (#149), and Washington, DC (#150) are ranked as the worst;

Source: WalletHub

Charlotte’s overall rank of 107 came from combining our city’s ‘Total Budget per Capita’ rank of 129, an overall ‘Quality of City Services’ rank of 29, a ‘Financial Stability’ rank of 17, an ‘Education’ rank of 21, a ‘Health’ rank of 80, a ‘Safety’ rank of 71, an ‘Economy’ rank of 28, and an ‘Infrastructure & Pollution’ rank of 104.

You can read more about each of the determining factors and the breakdown of other cities on Wallethub’s report here.

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