Cedar Rapids One of America’s Best-Run Cities
Our state brags two of the most efficiently-run cities in the country, according to a new survey.
WalletHub compared 150 of the United States' biggest cities based on operating efficiency, and as another feather in our cap, Cedar Rapids got a VERY high ranking!
It was based on a "Quality of Service" score, comprising 37 key performance indicators grouped into six service categories – that was then measured against the city’s total per-capita budget.
Cedar Rapids? We came in at #15 overall. We also got the 23rd highest "Quality of Service" score, and our "Total Budget per Capita" rank was 26th. Des Moines wasn't far behind us at #50.
The Top 5 were Lexington, Kentucky; Durham, North Carolina; Boise, Idaho; Provo, Utah and at #1 was Nampa, Idaho.
You can take a look the best run cities in Iowa, according to WalletHub, by checking out their infographic below. Click here to learn more.
For comparison's sake, at the bottom of the list, the worst-run cities were Washington, D.C.; Gulfport, MS; San Francisco, Chattanooga and New York City.