Las Cruces is one of the best-run cities in the nation, according to the website wallethub.com.
The personal finance website recently rated the top 150 best-run cities in the United States and New Mexico’s second-largest municipality finished just outside of the top 10 at No. 12`.
Albuquerque was not too far behind at No. 15 while El Paso checked in at No. 25.
Boise, Idaho took the top spot.
WalletHub compared 150 of the largest cities according to how well they are managed by their leaders.
“In order to make such a comparison, we examined each city’s performance on six key indicators, including financial stability, education, health, safety, economy as well as infrastructure and pollution,” the website reports. “We then combined these categories to construct an ‘Overall City Services’ ranking against which we measured the cities’ total per-capita budgets in order to reveal their budgeting efficiency.”
Las Cruces ranked No. 21 in financial stability. The city was No. 48 in the category of overall city services and No. 11 in total budget per capita.
To read the entire report, go online to https://wallethub.com/edu/best-run-cities/22869/#detailed.
The top 12 on the list:
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bismarck, North Dakota
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Nashua, New Hampshire