WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — Washington D.C. and Baltimore are among the worst-run cities in America, in a new study.

Wallet Hub looked at the 150 most-populated U.S. cities and looked at the efficiency of the city operation. They then assigned each city a “Quality of Services” score made up of 38 metrics grouped into six service categories — including transit, crime, and education — which was then measured against the city’s per-capita budget.

Washington D.C. was the worst-run city at no. 150 on the list.

San Francisco was no. 149, Gulfport, Miss, Chattanooga, Tenn. and New York City rounded out the worst-run cities.

Baltimore was ranked no. 128 on the list. Frederick was also on the list at no. 79.

DC was among five states with the highest long-term debt per capita, while Baltimore was among the cities with the lowest long-term debt per capita.

With education, Baltimore ranked no. 144 for it’s graduation rate, while Frederick ranked no. 2. Baltimore also ranked among the cities with the highest violent crime rate and it ranked low for its health rate.

The three best-run cities were in Idaho and Utah.

To learn more about how each city ranked, click here for the full Wallet Hub study.

Comments (10)
  1. King Julian says:

    they aren’t wrong about Baltimore, what do you expect with the corrupt and criminal mayors it has had for the last 10 years

  2. Bill Smiths says:

    Shocking, I find that hard to believe.

  3. Frank says:

    start going through them and 9 of the worst 10 have democrat mayors, what does that tell you? dont vote democrat!!!

  4. King Julian says:

    baltimore had the original mayor SRB who show them how to get away with rioting

  5. April Inloes Smith says:

    The Sun is so proud of winning the Pulitzer for exposing Mayor Pugh.Why didn’t they expose all of the City Council?

  6. suzb10 says:

    Why is everyone publishing a study from Wallet Hub?

  7. Andy Garrison says:

    A Wallet Hub poll is about as scientific & reliable as one from a Cub Scout They assigned the scores, they did not poll actual residents of those cities. B’more unarguably has some of the best health care in the country available- Johns Hopkins, Shock Trauma etc, so to fault that is bogus!

    Gulfport has a GOP Mayor. The crime rate is higher in any big city regardless of the political affiliation of the mayor. ALL BIG CITIES have similar issues. I live in a town of about 600 people, we have issues too, just different ones.

  8. Goth says:

    Democrat destruction. Corrupt and criminal leaders. Violent and massive killings with no jail time and leaders who defend the criminals like Marilyn Mosby. Repeat offenders walking the streets. The once great Inner Harbor is not so great anymore. Downtown businesses are leaving and you can’t blame them. Vote Republican.

  9. White Lives Matter/Blue Lives Matter says:

    Another despicable useless democratic mayor, every city they oversee is destroyed by these corrupt democrats! ENJOY!! Keep voting these idiots in…

  10. robert phelan says:

    That is pretty much any city controlled by the Democratic party.

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