5 Cities in New York Among the Worst-Run in the United States
Five of New York State's biggest cities are among the worst-run in America. Out of the 150 cities, WalletHub studied, no New York Cities landed in the top 100. As a matter of fact, the highest-ranked on the list was Syracuse at 119 out of 150. It was all downhill from there. The other four cities were ranked pretty badly, especially New York City, which came in at 148 out of 150.
WalletHub compared the operating efficiency of 150 of the largest U.S. cities to reveal which among them are managed best. We constructed a “Quality of Services” score made up of 38 metrics grouped into six service categories, which we then measured against the city’s per-capita budget.
Here's how the five NY cities that made the list of 150 cities ranked:
119 Syracuse, NY
122 Buffalo, NY
136 Yonkers, NY
138 Rochester, NY
148 New York, NY
Rochester was ranked 146 when it comes to the poverty rate of the population. WalletHub compared factors among all the cities to rank the best and the worst-run cities,
In order to determine the best- and worst-run cities in America, WalletHub compared 150 of the most populated cities across six key categories: 1) Financial Stability, 2) Education, 3) Health, 4) Safety, 5) Economy and 6) Infrastructure & Pollution.
The city ranked as the best-run was Nampa, Idaho.
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