Rating calculations

Here's an explanation of how our rating system works.

The rating scale goes from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

County Official rating questionnaire

Do you think you would do his/her job better?:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  No, he/she is a proven expert
  • [ 4 ]  No, but I could try
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  Most likely with the adequate training
  • [ 1 ]  Yes, when can I start?
Would you support this person if he/she ran for a political position?:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Yes, with a generous donation
  • [ 4 ]  Most likely
  • [ 3 ]  I don't think so
  • [ 2 ]  NEVER
  • [ 1 ]  I will always support his opponent no matter who that is
Do you think that this person deserves given compensation?:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Underpaid
  • [ 4 ]  Adequate
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  Overpaid
  • [ 1 ]  Shameless waste of taxpayers' money
Do you think that the work of this person is useful for the community?:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Very useful
  • [ 4 ]  I am not sure
  • [ 3 ]  Not useful
  • [ 2 ]  Useless
  • [ 1 ]  Contra-productive
Rate the ability of this person to deliver promised results::
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Always gives the best/most efficient results
  • [ 4 ]  There are results, but not always on time/efficient
  • [ 3 ]  I am not familiar with his/her work
  • [ 2 ]  There are some results
  • [ 1 ]  Tell me again: why are we paying her/him?
Can the public trust this person?:
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Always
  • [ 4 ]  Sometimes
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  Rarely
  • [ 1 ]  Never
Do you think this is the right person for the job?::
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Yes, it would be hard to find someone better
  • [ 4 ]  Yes
  • [ 3 ]  Not sure
  • [ 2 ]  No, he/she should be replaced
  • [ 1 ]  No, even a monkey would do it better

County rating questionnaire

Public transportation: How do you rate public transportation in this county?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Always dependable and affordable
  • [ 4 ]  Usually dependable and affordable
  • [ 3 ]  Reasonable
  • [ 2 ]  Hardly dependable and affordable
  • [ 1 ]  It's faster on foot
Schools & education: What do you think about educational options?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Excellent schools
  • [ 4 ]  Very good schools
  • [ 3 ]  Good schools
  • [ 2 ]  Needs improvement
  • [ 1 ]  Terrible
Food & entertainment: Is there enough good places to spend time and money?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Many choices & very high quality
  • [ 4 ]  Quite few choices with good quality
  • [ 3 ]  Reasonable
  • [ 2 ]  Few choices, mostly low quality
  • [ 1 ]  Very limited choices & poor quality
Cost of living: Anything left at the end of month?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  very affordable
  • [ 4 ]  affordable
  • [ 3 ]  reasonable
  • [ 2 ]  too expensive
  • [ 1 ]  insane!
Real estate/housing cost: Describe real estate market
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Very affordable
  • [ 4 ]  Affordable
  • [ 3 ]  Reasonable
  • [ 2 ]  Too high
  • [ 1 ]  Insane!
Safety/crime rate: Do you feel safe?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  I always feel very safe
  • [ 4 ]  I usually feel safe
  • [ 3 ]  I feel reasonably safe
  • [ 2 ]  Sometimes feels unsafe
  • [ 1 ]  I don't feel safe at all
Healthcare: Describe healthcare options.
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Great & affordable insurance
  • [ 4 ]  Very good & affordable insurance
  • [ 3 ]  Good quality & quite affordable
  • [ 2 ]  Poor quality, expensive
  • [ 1 ]  Terrible
Job/career opportunities: Are there enough high quality jobs in this county?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Plenty job/career opportunities
  • [ 4 ]  Quite job/career opportunities
  • [ 3 ]  There are some job/career opportunities
  • [ 2 ]  Need more job/career opportunities
  • [ 1 ]  There are no job/career opportunities
Climate/weather: What do you think about climate in this county?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Just perfect
  • [ 4 ]  Mostly great
  • [ 3 ]  Nothing special
  • [ 2 ]  Needs more nice days
  • [ 1 ]  Terrible!

Rating scheme

We use the following scheme to convert the number scale into descriptive ratings:

4.75 – 5.00

Superior

4.25 – 4.75

Excellent

3.75 – 4.25

Very good

3.25 – 3.75

Good

2.75 – 3.25

Not bad

2.25 – 2.75

Questionable

1.75 – 2.25

Very bad

1.25 – 1.75

Extremely bad

0.00

Not rated yet

All data on this website is collected from public sources. Our data reflects the most accurate information available at the time of publication.