To evaluate how well a city is managed over the long-term, 24/7 Wall St. looked at factors like the city’s credit rating, poverty, education, crime, unemployment and regional GDP.
6. Seattle, Wash.Population: 620,778Credit rating: Aaa, stable outlookViolent crime per 1,000 people: 5.93 (45th lowest)Unemployment rate: 7.5% (tied- 23rd lowest)
5. Fremont, Calif. Population: 216,912Credit rating: Not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 1.77 (6th lowest)Unemployment rate: 7.5% (tied- 23rd lowest)
3. Irvine, Calif.Population: 215,511Credit rating: Not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 0.56 (the lowest)Unemployment rate: 6.5% (tied- 11th lowest)
2. Madison, Wis.Population: 236,889Credit rating: Aaa, stableViolent crime per 1,000 people: 3.48 (15th lowest)Unemployment rate: 4.9% (2nd lowest)
1. Plano, TexasPopulation: 271,380Credit rating: Aaa, no outlookViolent crime per 1,000 people: 1.62 (2nd lowest)Unemployment rate: 6.9% (13th lowest)
Worst run cities:
6. Modesto, Calif.Population: 202,761Credit rating: not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 6.94 (39th highest)Unemployment rate: 14.6% (7th highest)
5. Hialeah, Fla.
Population: 229,967Credit rating: not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 3.78 (18th lowest)Unemployment rate: 14.1% (tied- 9th highest)
4. Detroit, Mich.Population: 706,640Credit rating: Caa1, negative outlookViolent crime per 1,000 people: 21.37 (the highest)Unemployment rate: 19.9% (2nd highest)
10. Stockton, Calif.Unemployment: 14.1%12-month unemployment change: -1.7 percentage pointsPct. below poverty line: 18.1%
2. Miami, Fla.Population: 408,760Credit rating: A2, negative outlookViolent crime per 1,000 people: 11.98 (12th highest)Unemployment rate: 12.4% (17th highest)
1. San Bernardino, Calif.Population: 213,008Credit rating: not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 8.76 (27th highest)Unemployment rate: 17.6% (3rd highest)
The city filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
To see all the cities on the list, go to 247wallst.com.
A medium-sized sinkhole at the intersection of Mission and State streets had Santa Barbara Police shut down streets one block in each direction.
One person has been killed in a reported plane crash in the area of Lofus Canyon Road and Morgan Canyon Road just east of Santa Paula Saturday afternoon.
Keith Carls photo
Santa Maria police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night that killed a man.
Source: Dave Zaniboni/Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept.
Firefighters are on scene of a growing vegetation fire east of Santa Maria that began burning just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on state Route 41 in Morro Bay Saturday afternoon.
George Kiriyama photo
A tow tuck driver in Santa Maria was flown to Cottage Hospital Friday afternoon in critical condition after being crushed between winch cable and the side of his tow truck.
On Wednesday July 29, 2015 Ventura Harbor Boatyard's 35 Ton Travelift pierand docks were struck by a 70' seiner.
Santa Barbara based Tri-County Auto Glass is reaping the rewards of being mentioned on Thursday nights episode of "The Daily Show."
The Santa Barbara Fourth of July waterfront celebration was a huge success. Here are images from that day's festivities.
Photos by Oscar Flores and John Palminteri
The North American Consumer Protection Investigators released its annual chronicle of the top 10 consumer complaints. Check out which complaints topped the list.
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