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Cedar Rapids ranked No. 13 in WalletHub ranking

Mays Island on the Cedar River showing the Veterans Memorial Building, Linn County Courthouse, and Linn County Jail in an aerial photograph in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Mays Island on the Cedar River showing the Veterans Memorial Building, Linn County Courthouse, and Linn County Jail in an aerial photograph in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

The number 13 wasn’t unlucky for the city of Cedar Rapids in the latest overall rankings by WalletHub in its 2018 best-and-worst-run-cities list.

WalletHub, a Washington, D.C., personal-finance website, rated 150 U.S. cities based on 35 metrics in a half-dozen “quality-of-services” categories — financial stability, education, health, public safety, economy, and infrastructure and pollution.

With an overall score of 62.05 out of 100, Cedar Rapids ranked highly for infrastructure and pollution, at 70; education at 57; and health at 56. The city scored only 14, though, for economy.

Nampa Idaho, was ranked No. 1 in the overall list. Des Moines is listed at No. 54.

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