Miami Named Worst-Run City in America, Hialeah is Tenth
To compiled the list of Best and Worst-run cities in America, 24/7 Wall Street "reviewed the local economies, fiscal discipline and standard of living of the 100 largest cities by population to determine how well each is managed." The fact that only the 100 larges cities in America were taking into account means that only Miami and Hialeah are the only Miami-Dade municipalities that would have been considered
Here's the stats that put Hialeah at tenth:
> Violent crime per 1,000 people: 4.36 (26th lowest)While the sites notes that Hialeah is in somewhat better shape than Miami overall, its 15% unemployment rate and its staggering rate of adult with health insurance (only 28.6% of Hialeahans have health insurance) are particularly troubling.
> Poverty rate: 22.1% (35th highest)
> Adult population graduated from high school: 68.6% (5th lowest)
> Credit rating: not rated
> Population: 225,461
Miami, meanwhile, has these stats to thank for putting it number one with a bullet.
> Violent crime per 1,000 people: 11.08 (13th highest)The site finds that many of Miami's problems may have to do with its staggeringly high levels of economic inequality: "Despite the city's wealth, Miami's median household income of $27,291 is the third smallest among the 100 biggest cities. Its poverty rate of 32.4% is the fifth highest."
> Poverty rate: 32.4% (5th highest)
> Adult population graduated from high school: 68.2% (4th lowest)
> Credit rating: A2 (stable outlook)
> Population: 400,892
Perhaps we should look for some tips from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The site ranked it America's best city.
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