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October 01, 2001

Study Ranks DC Website Among Top 4 City Sites in Country 

(WASHINGTON, DC) A Brown University analysis of 1,506 government websites in the 70 largest metropolitan areas in the country ranked Washington, DC's website as the fourth best overall. The DC website was also in the top 10 in terms of security policy and privacy features.

The study, "Urban E-Government: An Assessment of City Government Websites," analyzed 70 cities based on a 0-100 point e-government index. City websites were rated on availability of phone contact information, addresses, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. Rankings were based on criteria such as links to other sites, whether they allowed digital signatures on transactions or an option to pay via credit cards, or provided email contact information, search capabilities, and disability access.

The top-ranked city, San Diego, scored 52.9 percent. Washington was fourth with 45.4 percent. The table below ranks the 70 cities.

Rank City Percent
1 San Diego 52.9%
2 Albuquerque 49.9%
3 Seattle 48.4%
4 Washington, DC 45.4%
5 Salt Lake City 44.2%
6 Virginia Beach 43.1%
7 Kansas City 42.7%
8 Denver 42.6%
9 San Jose 42.0%
10 Indianapolis 41.9%


Rank City Percent   Rank City Percent
11 Minneapolis 41.1% 21 Austin 37.9%
12 Honolulu 40.5% 22 Baltimore 37.3%
13 Los Angeles 40.1% 23 Pittsburgh 37.1%
14 Tacoma 40.1% 24 Providence 36.9%
15 Richmond 39.9% 25 Orlando 36.4%
16 Boston 39.5% 26 Oakland 36.2%
17 New York 39.5% 27 Columbus 35.7%
18 Memphis 38.7% 28 Las Vegas 35.5%
19 Tampa 38.3% 29 Atlanta 35.3%
20 San Francisco 38.2% 30 Long Beach 35.0%

Rank City Percent   Rank City Percent
31 Oklahoma City 34.2% 41 Jacksonville 31.5%
32 Chicago 34.1% 42 Omaha 31.0%
33 Sacramento 34.0% 43 Hartford 30.5%
34 Charlotte 33.6% 44 Cincinnati 30.3%
35 Portland 33.4% 45 New Orleans 30.3%
36 Houston 33.1% 46 Fresno 30.2%
37 Dayton 32.2% 47 Raleigh 30.1%
38 Fort Worth 31.9% 48 Norfolk 30.1%
39 Tucson 31.7% 49 Philadelphia 30.0%
40 Syracuse 31.5% 50 Greensboro 29.9%

Rank City Percent   Rank City Percent
51 Nashville 29.6% 61 Buffalo 27.1%
52 Milwaukee 29.5% 62 St. Louis 26.4%
53 Tulsa 29.4% 63 Birmingham 26.1%
54 Dallas 28.4% 64 Rochester 25.7%
55 Phoenix 28.3% 65 El Paso 25.0%
56 Detroit 28.1% 66 Miami 24.8%
57 San Antonio 28.0% 67 Greenville 24.6%
58 West Palm Beach 28.0% 68 Louisville 24.4%
59 Grand Rapids 27.9% 69 Cleveland 21.1%
60 Knoxville 27.1% 70 Albany 17.2%