Finding a great place to live is never easy, and even if you can afford housing, it isn’t always in the best location. But how do you know if where you’re planning to move is a good option? Well, 24/7 Wall Street is here to help advise you about where you should NOT be looking, with their new list of the worst places to live.
The site determined their list by looking at 550 U.S. cities with a population of 65,000 or more, and judging them on a variety of factors like crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability.
Topping the list this year as the worst city to live in is Detroit Michigan, with a poverty rate at 39.8%. What’s more, crime and other factors have caused a major decline in real estate prices, with the median home price just $42,600, the lowest of any city in the country other than Flint, Michigan.
Top Ten Worst Cities To Live In(percentage of residents living in poverty)(click here for the entire Top 50)
- Detroit, Michigan (39.8%)
- Birmingham, Alabama (29.2%)
- Flint, Michigan (40.8%)
- St. Louis, Missouri (24.9%)
- Memphis, Tennessee (26.2%)
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin (26.8%)
- Albany, Georgia (32%)
- Hartford, Connecticut (28.3%)
- Merced, California (35.1%)
- Wilmington, Delaware (26.0%)
Source: 24/7 Wall Street