As COVID-19 cases decline and things across the country return to something close to normal, cities and municipalities are returning to work and back to providing standard services to residents.
The data experts at WalletHub released their report on 2021’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America to find out what city is best poised to handle a return to post-pandemic life.
WalletHub compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities based on their operating efficiency. For each city, WalletHub constructed a “Quality of City Services” score – comprising 38 key performance indicators grouped into six service categories – that was then measured against the city’s total per-capita budget.
Of the 150 cities compared in the study, Worcester ranked #42 overall, with individual rankings of #48 for "Quality of City Services" and #52 for "Total Budget per Capita."
Worcester ranked better than Boston (#70) and Springfield (#85).
To see how Worcester compared to the rest of New England and other major cities, scroll the map below: