U.S. News ranks STL metro as, well, better than Chicago

Posted by Joe Holleman on 08/02/2019

Most major-metro neighbors fared better: Nashville, Tennessee (15); Indianapolis (38); Cincinnati (39); Kansas City (49); and Louisville, Kentucky (64). Also, Springfield, Missouri, finished one slot ahead of us (80).

Of our neighbors, Chicago (104) and Memphis (118) finished lower.

The best overall was Austin, Texas; and the worst in the 50 states was Bakersfield, California.

When looking at metros with a population of more than 2.5 million, STL was ranked No. 13 out of 21. Denver was first in that group; Miami was last.

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