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Demographics and Trends
Plano, Texas, has been ranked the best-run city in America according to the second annual ranking of the 100 largest American cities by 24/7 Wall St. Texas had the most number of best-run cities in the top 20 — Plano, Austin, Irving and Lubbock. The ranking was based on data from a number of sources including the 2011 Census. Factors such as the city’s credit rating, poverty, education, crime, unemployment and regional GDP were considered to evaluate how well a city is managed over the long term. (1/15/13)
1. Plano, Texas
Credit rating: Aaa, no outlook
Violent crime per 1,000 people: 1.62 (2nd lowest)
Unemployment rate: 6.9% (13th lowest)
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