The city stats sites are created from the 24/7 Wall St. databases, which the publication has used for seven years to produce stories about important trends across the United States and across the globe, as well as in America’s cities and states. Many of the articles, particularly those about education, race, crime, real estate and state and city management, have become benchmarks used by national media. 24/7 Wall St. stories appear regularly at MSN, AOL, Yahoo, The Huffington Post, USAToday and CNN MoneyStream.
The new city sites have interactive tables that compare each metro’s income, housing, population, labor, crime and health figures to those of all other major metros in the same state, to the national average and to the highest and lowest rankings among the nation’s 381 metro areas.
Each site has versions of 24/7 Wall St. national stories about cities, and where each metro ranks within the context of these articles based on research and reporting for the entire country. Each of the city sites is updated with two or three stories every week that focus on the unique data for its metro.
The sites are branded with the name of the city, followed by the word stats (e.g., Detroitstats). The city sites covered are Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
The sites include video content to add a multimedia element to some of the stories.
The sites will be supported by local advertising or partnerships with local media. They are designed to supplement and not compete with local media.
“These sites are part of the growing initiatives among both national and local media to tell stories through statistics, which is very hard to produce without access to large databases and expertise,” said Douglas A. McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of 24/7 Wall St. “The gold standards of this kind of journalism are The New York Times’ The Upshot and ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight. We want to bring very modest versions of this expertise to America’s largest cities.”
24/7 Wall St. is among America’s largest independent financial websites. The company was founded in 2006. In addition to extensive stories based on statistical data, 24/7 Wall St. covers the global economy, public corporation performance and financial markets. 24/7 Wall St.’s most well-read articles include: “The Best and Worst Run States: A Survey of All 50,” “The Best American Cities to Live In,” “America’s Most Dangerous Cities,” “The Worst Companies to Work For,” “States That Will Never Legalize Marijuana,” “States With the Worst Gun Violence,” “The Worst States for Black Americans” and “Cities Where You Don’t Want to Get Sick.”