Least livable: 50 worst US cities to reside in

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A list of the 50 worst cities in the United State in which to live has been published by the company 24/7 Wall St.

The list was compiled by considering the conditions in approximately 600 cities that the U.S. Census Bureau reported as having populations of more than 50,000 in 2016. Cities were then ranked using an index derived from data collected in nine major categories including crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.

The 50 worst cities were scattered throughout the country, according to USA Today. Following, in descending order, are the worst cities in which to live in America.

50. Fort Smith, Ark.
49. Salt Lake City, Utah
48. Gainesville, Fla.
47. Atlanta, Ga.
46. Tacoma, Wash.
45. Albuquerque, N.M.
44. Jackson, Miss.
43. Syracuse, N.Y.
42. Miami, Fla.
41. North Charleston, S.C.
40. South Bend, Ind.
39. New Haven, Conn.
38. Tallahassee, Fla.
37. Kalamazoo, Mich.
36. Knoxville, Tenn.
35. Toledo, Ohio
34. Buffalo, N.Y.
33. Canton, Ohio
32. Fresno, Calif.
31. Tucson, Ariz.
30. Trenton, N.J.
29. Dayton, Ohio
28. Springfield, Mass.
27. Oakland, Calif.
26. Merced, Calif.
25. Miami Beach, Fla.
24. Stockton, Calif.
23. Daytona Beach, Fla.
22. Charleston, W.Va.
21. Shreveport, La.
20. Compton, Calif.
19. Little Rock, Ark.
18. Gary, Ind.
17. Pueblo, Colo.
16. Rockford, Ill.
15. Youngstown, Ohio
14. San Bernardino, Calif.
13. Florence-Graham, Calif.
12. Homestead, Fla.
11. Hartford, Conn.
10. Milwaukee, Wis.
9. Baltimore, Md.
8. Springfield, Mo.
7. Albany, Ga.
6. Wilmington, Del.
5. Cleveland, Ohio
4. Memphis, Tenn.
3. St. Louis, Mo.
2. Flint, Mich.
1. Detroit, Mich.

Detroit, Michigan was determined to be the worst city in the United States to live in. Representative of American post-industrial decline, Detroit once had 1.8 million residents in the 1950s at the peak of U.S. auto manufacturing. The city is now home to fewer than 700,000 residents.

USA Today reported, “A poor, economically depressed city, more than one in every three Detroit residents live below the poverty line. The city also has one of the highest unemployment rates in the United States, with 10.9% of the workforce out of a job. Detroit is also dangerous. Along with Las Vegas, it is one of only two cities nationwide where there were over 2,000 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents in 2016.”

Click here to read specific statistics regarding each city on the list.

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