Quincy in the Top 100 for ‘Best Small Cities in America’
A new list is out that ranks "2015’s Best & Worst Small Cities in America." On the list of over 1200 cities, Quincy ranked among the Top 100, and was the sixth-highest ranked of Illinois cities.
According to WalletHub, who put together the list, their analysts "compared 1,268 cities across four key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Economic Health, 3) Education & Health and 4) Quality of Life. For our sample, we chose cities with a population size between 25,000 and 100,000 residents."
Quincy finished 93rd on the list. The only Illinois cities that ranked higher than Quincy were: Crystal Lake (10th), Algonquin (25th), McHenry (45th), Vernon Hills (62nd) and Lake in the Hills (65th).
Additional cities that ranked in the Top 100 from around the Tri-States include: Ankeny, IA (9th), Urbandale, IA (12th), Marion, IA (20th), Wildwood, MO (30th), Bettendorf, IA (32nd), Cedar Falls, IA (34th), West Des Moines, IA (40th), Dubuque, IA (60th), Iowa City, IA (74th), Ames, IA (79th), Kirkwood, MO (87th), Bloomington, IL (99th) and Ballwin, MO (100th).
Wentzville, MO, which is not too far from here, did pretty well on the list, too, coming in at 134th place. Burlington was 228th.