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WalletHub Ranking of Best-run Cities Places Lexington No. 6

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 28, 2016) — Residents of Lexington know it's a great place to live, but now we know it's also one of the best-run cities in the country.  Home of the University of Kentucky, Lexington is ranked No. 6 in a recent ranking of 150 of the largest U.S. cities by WalletHub, a personal finance website.

The ranking measured several key indicators of how well-managed the cities are including: financial stability, education, health, safety, economy, infrastructure and pollution. According to the rankings website, "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."

Lexington ranks sixth overall; 27th in "Overall City Services"; and sixth in "Total Budget per Capita."  Lexington tied for first place in "Most Hospital Beds per Capita."

The only other Kentucky city ranked is Louisville at No. 26 overall.

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