LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – WalletHub has released its annual best and worst-run cities in America list.
Two Kentucky cities ranked in the top third of the 150-city list, with Lexington ranked fifth.
According to the WalletHub study, the quality of city services and the total budget per capita were the two criteria used to determine the rankings.
The quality of city services metric is made up of 38 metrics grouped into the following six service categories:
- Financial stability
- Infrastructure and Pollution
Lexington’s strongest suit was in its total budget per capita, coming in sixth overall, while the overall quality of city services ranked 34th.
Louisville ranks 100th in quality of city services and 17th in budget per capita.
Specifically, Lexington ranked 58th in financial stability, 25th in education, 47th in health, 32nd in safety, 57th in economy, and 125th in infrastructure and pollution.
Comparatively, Louisville ranked 31st in financial stability, 111th in education, 126th in health, 112th in safety, 81st in economy, and 112th in infrastructure.
The top 10 overall best-run cities are:
- Nampa, ID
- Boise, ID
- Fort Wayne, IN
- Nashua, NH
- Lexington, KY
- Lincoln, NE
- Las Cruces, NM
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Missoula, MT
- Durham, NC