There’s a new survey of small cities in the United States and California cities do not score well. The study from the financial website WalletHub looked at more than 1,200 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000. The 23 lowest ranked cities were all in California.
Jill Gonzalez is with WalletHub. She says California cities were primarily hurt by the high cost of living. But she says many cities also had high percentages of people without health insurance.
"The percentage of the population that was still uninsured, that’s where a lot of California cities, specifically those really close to the bottom of the list, Compton, Linwood, Bell, are still struggling," she says.
Gonzalez says some California cities have uninsured rates as high as 30 percent.
The study looked at economic health, affordability, health and education and quality of life in determining its rankings.