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According to the article, “24/7 Wall St. created an index with measures in eight categories — crime, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure, and leisure — to identify the 50 worst cities to live in.” Additionally the writers said that this was “not confined to a single region, the worst cities span the country from the South to the Midwest and from New England to the Pacific coast.”

Detroit Exteriors And Landmarks

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This is their assessment:

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  • Population: 672,829
  • Median home value: $43,500
  • Poverty rate: 35.7%
  • Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 14.9%

“The poster child of American post-industrial urban decline, Detroit, Michigan, ranks as the worst city in the country to live in. Once home to 1.8 million residents at the peak of U.S. auto manufacturing in the 1950s, the city is now home to fewer than 700,000 after decades of decline.

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.” (Source: 247wallst.comFull Report

 

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