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509. Bond Ratings For City Governments by Largest Cities

[As of Fourth quarter. Key to investment grade ratings are shown in declining order of quality. The ratings from AAA to CCC may be modified by the addition of a plus or minus sign to show relative standing within the major rating categories. S&P: AAA, AA, A, BBB, BB, B, CCC, CC, C; Moody's: Aaa, Aa, A, Baa, Ba, B, Caa, Ca, C; Numerical modifiers 1, 2, and 3 are added to letter-rating. Fitch: AAA, AA, A, BBB, BB, B, CCC, CC, C\]

       
Rank by 1997, 4th Qtr 1998, 4th Qtr 1999, 4th Qtr
resident
Cities Ranked by popula-
1998 Population tion, Standard Standard Fitch Standard Fitch
1998 & Poor's Moody's Fitch & Poor's Moody's IBCA & Poor's Moody's IBCA
 
New York, NY 1 BBB+ A3 A- A- A3 A- A- A3 A
Los Angeles, CA 2 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 AA
Chicago, IL 3 A A1 A+ A+ A1 AA- A+ A1 AA-
Houston, TX 4 AA- Aa3 AA AA- Aa3 AA AA- Aa3 AA
Philadelphia, PA 5 BBB Baa BBB BBB Baa2 BBB BBB Baa2 AAA
San Diego, CA 6 AA Aa1 (1) AA Aa1 AA+ AA Aa1 AA+
Phoenix, AZ 7 AA+ Aa1 (1) AA+ Aa1 (1) AA+ Aa1 (1)
San Antonio, TX 8 AA Aa2 AA AA+ Aa2 AA AA+ Aa2 (1)
Dallas, TX 9 AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa (1)
Detroit, MI 10 BBB+ Baa2 BBB+ BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ A- Baa1 AAA
San Jose, CA 11 (1) (1) (1) A+ (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
San Francisco, CA 12 AA- Aa3 AA AA- Aa3 AA AA- Aa3 AA
Indianapolis, IN 13 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
Jacksonville, FL 14 AA Aa2 AA (1) Aa2 AA (1) Aa2 AA
Columbus, OH 15 AAA Aaa (1) AAA AAA (1) AAA Aaa (1)
Baltimore, MD 16 A A1 AAA A A1 AAA A A1 A+
El Paso, TX 17 AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 AA- AA Aa3 AAA
Memphis, TN 18 AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 AA
Milwaukee, WI 19 AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA+ Aa1 AA+
Boston, MA 20 A+ A1 A+ A+ Aa3 A+ AA- Aa3 AA-
Austin, TX 21 AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 (1)
Seattle, WA 22 AA+ Aa1 (1) AA+ Aaa (1) AA+ Aaa (1)
Washington, DC 23 B Ba1 BB BB Ba1 BB+ BBB Baa3 BBB
Nashville-Davidson, TN 24 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1)
Charlotte, NC 25 AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa (1)
Portland, OR 26 AA+ Aaa (1) (1) Aaa (1) (1) Aaa (1)
Denver, CO 27 AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 AA AA+ Aa2 AA
Cleveland, OH 28 A A2 A A A2 A A+ A2 A
Fort Worth, TX 29 AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 (1)
Oklahoma City, OK 30 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1)
New Orleans, LA 31 BBB+ Baa2 (1) BBB+ Baa2 (1) BBB+ Baa2 (1)
Tucson, AZ 32 AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1)
Kansas City, MO 33 AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1)
Virginia Beach, VA 34 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa1 AA+
Long Beach, CA 35 AA- (1) (1) AA- (1) (1) AA- (1) (1)
Albuquerque, NM 36 AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA
Las Vegas, NV 37
Sacramento, CA 38 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1)
Atlanta, GA 39 AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1)
Fresno, CA 40 (1) (1) (1) A+ (1) (1) A+ (1) (1)
Honolulu, HI 41 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA- Aa3 AA
Tulsa, OK 42 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1)
Omaha, NE 43 AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa (1)
Miami, FL 44 BB Ba1 (1) BB Ba1 (1) BB Ba1 A+
Oakland, CA 45 AA- A1 (1) AA- A1 A+ A+ A1 A+
Mesa, AZ 46 AA- A1 (1) AA- A1 (1) AA- A1 AAA
Minneapolis, MN 47 AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa (1)
Colorado Springs, CO 48 AA- Aa3 (1) AA- Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1)
Pittsburgh, PA 49 BBB Baa1 BBB+ BBB Baa1 BBB+ BBB Baa1 BBB+
St Louis, MO 50 A- Baa1 BBB A- Baa1 BBB A- A3 (1)
Cincinnati, OH 51 AA+ Aa2 (1) AA+ Aa1 (1) AA+ Aa1 (1)
Wichita, KS 52 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1)
Toledo, OH 53 A Baa1 (1) A A3 (1) A A3 (1)
Arlington, TX 54 AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1)
Santa Ana, CA 55 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Buffalo, NY 56 BBB Baa3 (1) BBB Baa3 (1) BBB Baa2 (1)
Anaheim, CA 57 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1)
Tampa, FL 58 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Corpus Christi, TX 59 A+ A3 (1) A+ A3 (1) A+ A3 (1)
Newark, NJ 60 A Baa1 (1) BAB+ Baa1 (1) BBB+ Baa1 (1)
Riverside, CA 61 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Raleigh, NC 62 AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa (1) AAA Aaa AAA
St Paul, MN 63 AA+ Aa2 (1) AA+ Aa2 (1) AA+ Aa2 AA+
Louisville, KY 64 AA- A1 (1) AA- Aa3 (1) AA- Aa3 (1)
Anchorage, AK 65 A A1 (1) A A1 (1) AA- Aa3 (1)
Birmingham, AL 66 AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA
Aurora, CO 67 AA- A1 (1) AA- A1 (1) AA- Aa3 AAA
Lexington-Fayette, KY 68 NR (1) (1) AA+ (1) (1) AA+ (1) (1)
Stockton CA 69 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
St Petersburg, FL 70 A+ A1 (1) A+ A1 (1) A+ (1) (1)
Jersey City, NJ 71 BBB Baa3 (1) BBB Baa3 (1) BBB Baa3 (1)
Rochester, NY 73 AA A1 (1) AA A1 (1) AA A1 (1)
Akron, OH 74 AA- A2 (1) AA- A2 (1) AA- A1 AA-
Norfolk, VA 75 AA A1 (1) AA A1 (1) AA A1 (1)
Baton Rouge, LA 77 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Mobile, AL 82 A+ A (1) AAA A2 (1) A+ A2 (1)
Richmond, VA 88 AA A1 (1) AA A1 (1) AA A1 AA





1Not rated.

Sources: Standard & Poors, New York, NY; Moody's Investors Service, New York, NY (copyright); and Fitch IBCA, New York, NY. (copyright).



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