Coal-fired power plants and the sulfer content of gasoline are among the contributors to poor air quality in the Dayton region. This view of Dayton is looking east on West Third Street.
Photo: Staff photo by Chris Stewart
Photo: Staff photo by Chris Stewart

Do you live in Ohio’s best-run cities?

The best run cities in the U.S., according to WalletHub, are both in Idaho.

First place belongs to Boise followed by Nampa.

WalletHub collected data and came up with 2016’s Best-Run Cities in America.

They compared 150 of the largest cities and examined six key indicators: financial stability, education, health, safety, economy, infrastructure and pollution.

A total of six Ohio cities made the list:

Students in Dr. Tim Bode’s class at Wittenberg University. Bill Lackey/Staff

67. Akron

Akron is the first Ohio city on this list.

Their infrastructure and pollution rank is 76 with their education rank at 81.

They fell a little behind with their health rank, which is at 127; their economy rank at 112.

75. Dayton

The Gem City landed right in the middle of this list.

What really helped Dayton’s score was its ranking for infrastructure and pollution, which is at 7 (1 having the least amount of air pollution).

Dayton unfortunately made it into the top 5 of highest percent of residents in poverty.

78. Columbus

Columbus made it in at 78 with pretty mild rankings.

Their safety rank is at 62 and economy rank is 63.

Their Pollution and infrastructure rank of 106 put them back a little.

90. Toledo

Both of Toledo’s health rank and economy rank came in at 108 in each category.

Toledo fell into the top five lowest high school graduation rates with their education rank at 148.

121. Cincinnati

The ranking for infrastructure and pollution in Cincinnati is at 18.

The Queen City fell further down the list with their health rank at 131.

138. Cleveland

The Rock and Roll Capital of the World is the last Ohio city on this list.

Cleveland’s best rank came in at 89 for infrastructure and pollution.

Cleveland also got into the top five in two categories: lowest average annual household income and lowest percent of residents in poverty.

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