Corpus Christi

The most technology-advanced cities in America have been named by the Center for Digital Government based on its 2005 Digital Cities Survey. The annual study examines how city governments are utilizing digital technologies to better serve their citizens and streamline operations.

The first-place cities in their respective population categories are Corpus Christi, Texas; Madison, Wisc.; Roanoke, Va.; and Delray Beach, Fla.

The Center and the National League of Cities developed the survey and invited more than 600 city mayors, managers and chief information officers to participate. The survey grouped cities into four population categories: 250,000 or more, 125,000-249,999, 75,000-124,999, and 30,000-74,999. Officials responded to a set of 22 questions. Survey questions focused on implementation and adoption of online service delivery; planning and governance; and the infrastructure and architecture that make the transformation to digital government possible.

"This survey showcases a significant increase in cities' utilization of both wireless and broadband infrastructure," said Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center. "This survey also continues to showcase the level of commitment by local officials to view technology as a key element in delivering vital citizen services. We are pleased to honor our nation's cutting-edge cities with the 2005 Digital Cities Survey award."

2005 Digital Cities Survey Winners:

250,000 or more population:

1st Place: City of Corpus Christi, Texas

2nd Place: City of Tampa, Fla.

3rd Place: City of Los Angeles, Calif.

4th Place: City of Aurora, Colo. (tie)

4th Place: City of Tucson, Ariz. (tie)

5th Place: City of Chicago, Ill.

6th Place: City of Saint Paul, Minn.

7th Place: City of Wichita, Kan.

8th Place: City of Nashville, Tenn.

9th Place: City of Colorado Springs, Colo. (tie)

9th Place: City of Virginia Beach, Va. (tie)

10th Place: City of Mesa, Ariz.

125,000-249,999 population:

1st Place: City of Madison, Wisc.

2nd Place: City of Richmond, Va.

3rd Place: City of Winston-Salem, N.C.

4th Place: City of Alexandria, Va. (tie)

4th Place: City of Lincoln, Neb. (tie)

5th Place: City of Des Moines, Iowa

6th Place: City of Irving, Texas

7th Place: City of Hampton, Va.

8th Place: City of Naperville, Ill.

9th Place: City of Torrance, Calif.

10th Place: Salt Lake City, Utah

75,000-124,999 population:

1st Place: City of Roanoke, Va.

2nd Place: City of Denton, Texas

3rd Place: Ogden City, Utah

4th Place: City of Independence, Mo.

5th Place: City of Richardson, Texas

6th Place: City of Westminster, Colo.

7th Place: City of Olathe, Kan.

8th Place: City of West Palm Beach, Fla.

9th Place: City of Fort Collins, Colo. (tie)

9th Place: City of Arvada, Colo. (tie)

10th Place: Village of Schaumburg, Ill.

30,000-74,999 population:

1st Place: City of Delray Beach, Fla.

2nd Place: Town of Blacksburg, Va.

3rd Place: City of Manchester, Conn. (tie)

3rd Place: City of Charlottesville, Va. (tie)

4th Place: City of Lenexa, Kan.

5th Place: Town of Flower Mound, Texas

6th Place: City of Lynchburg, Va.

7th Place: Village of Wellington, Fla.

8th Place: City of Jupiter, Fla.

9th Place: City of Medford, Ore.

10th Place: City of Alameda, Calif.

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic Inc., a publishing, media and research firm based in Folsom, Calif.

The 2005 Digital Cities Survey was underwritten by Hyland Software, developers of OnBase.