Small California Cities Rank Poorly in Health, Quality of Life Measures
The report ranked 1,268 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 residents. Cities were ranked on 22 measures, including:
- Education and health; and
- Quality of life (Jennewein, My News LA, 11/3).
The report included 206 California cities (Bernardo, WalletHub report, November 2015). None made the top 100, in large part because of the state's high housing costs (My News LA, 11/3).
Meanwhile, the bottom 22 cities on the list were in California.
The lowest-ranking cities were:
- Bell, which ranked 1,268th overall and 1,238th among health and education measures;
- Huntington Park, which ranked 1,267th overall and 1,268th among health and education measures; and
- Bell Gardens, which ranked 1,266th overall and 1,250th among health and education measures.
The highest-ranking California city was Los Gatos, which ranked 109th overall and 85th among health and education measures (WalletHub report, November 2015).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.