Any Utah Cities on This List?

Any Utah Cities on This List?

With the 2024 election approaching and residents evaluating the effectiveness of their local leadership, WalletHub has released its report on 2024’s Best- and Worst-Run Cities in America to help inform the electorate. To determine the effectiveness of local leadership, WalletHub compared 148 of the largest U.S. cities based on their operating efficiency.


Top 20 Best Run Cities in America:


  1. Nampa, ID
  2. Lexington-Fayette, KY
  3. Boise, ID
  4. Nashua, NH
  5. Oklahoma City, OK
  6. Durham, NC
  7. Provo, UT
  8. Fort Wayne, IN
  9. Sioux Falls, SD
  10. Wichita, KS
  11. Raleigh, NC
  12. Columbus, GA
  13. Warwick, RI
  14. Las Cruces, NM
  15. Missoula, MT
  16. Billings, MT
  17. Huntington, WV
  18. Manchester, NH
  19. Bismarck, ND
  20. Baton Rouge, LA

Best vs. Worst


  • Nampa, Idaho, has the lowest long-term debt outstanding per capita, which is 57.5 times lower than in San Francisco, California, the city with the highest.
  • Warwick, Rhode Island, has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), which is 31.9 times fewer than in Memphis, Tennessee, the city with the most.
  • Miami and Hialeah, Florida, have the lowest unemployment rate, which is 6.4 times lower than in Flint, Michigan, the city with the highest.
  • Fremont, California, has the lowest share of the population living in poverty, which is 6.3 times lower than in Flint, Michigan, the city with the highest.

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