Via Scottsdale Living Magazine.

“With the fourth lowest crime rate in the nation, 10th lowest unemployment rate and residents who make it one of the wealthiest and beautiful cities in the country, 24/7 Wall Street has named Scottsdale the sixth best-run city in America.”

• Violent crime per 100,000: 147 (4th lowest)
• 2012 Unemployment rate: 5.7% (tied-10th lowest)

“Scottsdale has some of the wealthiest residents of any large U.S. city. A typical household in the area made $72,102 last year, about $20,000 more than the national median income. Residents are well off by several other measures as well. As of last year, more than 95% of adults had a high school diploma, 10 percentage points better than the national rate. Additionally, poverty and crime rates are among the lowest, compared with other large cities.”