Ranking Roundup: Where STL Ranked on 24 Lists in 2015

Whenever a new survey comes out, we all rush to see where St. Louis ranks. Sometimes the results are positive: Look at how affordable and literate we are! And other times we're at the very bottom of the bunch. So in this month of year-end lists, we're looking back to see how we fared on things from crime to creativity in 2015 (unless otherwise noted).

Whenever a new survey comes out, we all rush to see where St. Louis ranks. Sometimes the results are positive: Look at how affordable and literate we are! And other times we're at the very bottom of the bunch. So in this month of year-end lists, we're looking back to see how we fared on things from crime to creativity in 2015 (unless otherwise noted).

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St. Louis is the 4th most creative city in the U.S. (Movoto) Photo courtesy of Flickr/z Q
St. Louis is the 4th most creative city in the U.S. (Movoto) Photo courtesy of Flickr/z Q
But No. 66 when it comes to quality of life. (Study by Nerd Wallet) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Martinak15
But No. 66 when it comes to quality of life. (Study by Nerd Wallet) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Martinak15
No. 18 for women in the workforce. (Nerd Wallet) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Stefan
No. 18 for women in the workforce. (Nerd Wallet) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Stefan
And we're the No. 10 city for tech workers. (Smart Asset) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Anna Magal
And we're the No. 10 city for tech workers. (Smart Asset) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Anna Magal
Realtor.com says we can expect to be the second-hottest real estate market in 2016. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Steven Martin
Realtor.com says we can expect to be the second-hottest real estate market in 2016. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Steven Martin
But we were dead last -- as in 64 out of 64 -- when it came to population growth between 2008 to 2014. (Wallet Hub) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Paul Sableman
But we were dead last -- as in 64 out of 64 -- when it came to population growth between 2008 to 2014. (Wallet Hub) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Paul Sableman
In 2014 The Advocate rated us the 6th gayest U.S.  city. Photo by Steve Truesdell.
In 2014 The Advocate rated us the 6th gayest U.S. city. Photo by Steve Truesdell.
We're the 10th most literate city. (Study conducted by Dr. Jack Miller of Central Connecticut State University.) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Rach
We're the 10th most literate city. (Study conducted by Dr. Jack Miller of Central Connecticut State University.) Photo courtesy of Flickr/Rach
But only the 60th most educated large city, according to Nerd Wallet. Photo courtesy Flickr/Jeremy Wilburn
But only the 60th most educated large city, according to Nerd Wallet. Photo courtesy Flickr/Jeremy Wilburn
No. 2 in gonorrhea, according to the CDC's 2014 numbers. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Shardayyy.
No. 2 in gonorrhea, according to the CDC's 2014 numbers. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Shardayyy.