Website says Manchester is 14th best run city in America

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WASHINGTON – WalletHub, a nationally-focused financial website, named Manchester as the 14th best run city in the U.S. in a recent study.

The study looked at the 150 largest cities in the U.S. and constructed a “Quality of City Services” score comprising 38 key performance indicators grouped into six service categories, which was measured against the city’s total per-capita budget.

Manchester finished 29th in the “Quality of City Services” category and 20th in the total per-capita budget category. Breaking down further into the “Quality of City Services” score, Manchester finished 23rd in the health sub-category and 12th in the infrastructure and pollution category while struggled with education (103rd) and financial stability (90th).

Nashua finished fourth overall, the top city in the study was Nampa, ID and the last place city was Washington, DC.

Data used to create the study was collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Moody’s Investors Service,, County Health Rankings, Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chmura Economics & Analytics, Zillow, The Road Information Program, Center for Neighborhood Technology, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Walk Score, The Trust for Public Land, INRIX, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Numbeo, The New York Times and independent WalletHub research from other sources.

The full study can be seen here.

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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.