One Missouri City Named Among The 'Worst Run Cities' In America

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If you've ever traveled to another city, you likely noticed some differences, big or small, from where you live. Maybe the roads are a little smoother, or the traffic is more congested. Perhaps the crime rate is higher than you're used to or you feel safer walking down the street alone. A variety of factors influences the way cities are run, and some run better than others.

Engineer Your Finances compiled a list of 21 "worst run cities" in America, basing its list on findings from WalletHub, that includes factors like high crime rates, financial stability, budget management, education and more. Among the list that includes cities like Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans is one right here in Missouri: St. Louis.

Keep reading to see what the site had to say about this Show-Me State city:

"East St. Louis was one of the most dangerous parts of town for decades, and while the crime rate has been dropping, it's still high enough for the city to rate as the third most dangerous in the country. On the other hand, St. Louis is one of the best cities for an education. From public schools to universities, it offers the best education in Missouri. For many people, that's worth the risk, but while the city has been improving, there is still a long way to go."

Check out the full list at to read up on the site's picks for the "worst-run" cities in the country.

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