WORCESTER – The city of Worcester has been ranked among the top one-third most well-run cities in America, according to a new study by the data experts at Wallethub.
The report — 2018’s Best & Worst Run Cities in America — lists Worcester at #50 among 150 cities for operating efficiency studied by Wallethub. Worcester ranked better than Springfield (#69) and Boston (#81), the only other cities in Massachusetts measured by Wallethub.
The study focused on six service categories — financial stability, education, health, safety, economy, and infrastructure & pollution — measured against the city’s per-capita budget.
Worcester’s best ranking — #42 in the country — came from the safety category.
To see how Worcester ranked compared to other U.S. cities, scroll across the map below.