Lexington ranks No. 146 safest US city

The city was accessed using 42 key indicators of safety.

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Lexington ranked No. 146 on WalletHub’s list of safest cities in America.

For this study, WalletHub compared 180+ cities across 42 key indicators that were grouped into three categories — home and community safety, risk of natural disaster, and financial safety.

The cities were ranked in each category and then given an overall safety score. Some of the indicators included percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, active law officers and first responders per capita, earthquake risk level, flood risk level, unemployment rate, job security, and debt-to-income ratio.

Here’s how Lexington stacked up across the board:

  • Overall safety score: 68.09
  • Home and community safety ranking: 76
  • Risk of natural disaster ranking: Data not available
  • Financial safety ranking: 52

Wanna see what other cities made the list? Read it here.

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