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Six Michigan Cities Listed Under Worst to Live in U.S.

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:07 pm

6 Michigan cities listed among worst places to live in US

Detroit, Flint among those listed


More than a few Michigan cities were named among the worst places to live in the U.S., according to a new report.
A report published by 24/7 Wall St. details the 50 worst cities to live in. Though the cities on this list span every region of the country, they are overwhelmingly concentrated in the South and the West. Only a dozen of the 50 cities on this list are in the Midwest or Northeast.

To identify the best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. created a weighted index of 25 measures that fall into one of four categories: affordability, economy, quality of life, and community

43. Ecorse

• Population: 9,321
• Poverty rate: 36.8% (top 10%)
• 2017 violent crimes per 100,000 people: 1,533 (top 10%)
• Median home value: $37,900 (bottom 10%)

Ecorse is one of three cities in the Detroit metro area to rank among the worst places to live. One of the poorest cities in the country, Ecorse’s poverty rate of 36.8% is more than double the national poverty rate of 14.6%. For area residents that have disposable income, local entertainment options are limited. Ecorse has a far smaller concentration of places like bars and restaurants than the U.S. as a whole.

20. Benton Harbor

• Population: 9,944
• Poverty rate: 48.0% (top 10%)
• 2017 violent crimes per 100,000 people: 2,202 (top 10%)
• Median home value: $56,200 (bottom 10%)

Benton Harbor is a small city in western Michigan. With over 2,200 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents in 2017, it ranks as the most dangerous city in the state and one of the most dangerous in the country. For reference, there were 383 violent crimes for every 100,000 people nationwide the same year.

19. Muskegon Heights

• Population: 10,743
• Poverty rate: 39.3% (top 10%)
• 2017 violent crimes per 100,000 people: 1,808 (top 10%)
• Median home value: $42,900 (bottom 10%)

For both individuals and broad populations, incomes tend to rise with educational attainment. In Muskegon Heights, Michigan, just 5.8% of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher, one of the smallest bachelor’s degree attainment rates of any U.S. city. Incomes in the area are similarly low. The typical household in the city earns just $25,411 a year, less than half the median across the U.S. as a whole of $57,652.


18. Detroit

• Population: 679,865
• Poverty rate: 37.9% (top 10%)
• 2017 violent crimes per 100,000 people: 2,057 (top 10%)
• Median home value: $42,800 (bottom 10%)

Home to nearly 700,000 residents, Detroit is by far the largest city to rank among the worst places to live. The quintessential Rust Belt city, Detroit is now a shadow of its former self, declining in population from a mid-century peak of 1.8 million. Though the broader metro area’s iconic manufacturing sector has staged a comeback in recent years, unemployment in Detroit remains high. The Census estimates that an average of 10.6% of the city’s labor force was unemployed over the last five years, more than double the comparable 4.1% national rate.


11. Flint

• Population: 97,810
• Poverty rate: 41.2% (top 10%)
• 2017 violent crimes per 100,000 people: 1,945 (top 10%)
• Median home value: $28,200 (bottom 10%)

Flint, Michigan, is one of the poorest and most dangerous cities in the United States. About half of all households in Flint earn less than $26,330 a year, and 41.2% of the population lives below the poverty line. Poor areas often report higher crime levels than more affluent places, and in Flint, there were 1,945 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in 2017, more than in over 90% of all U.S. cities.


5. Highland Park

• Population: 10,955
• Poverty rate: 49.0% (top 10%)
• 2017 violent crimes per 100,000 people: 1,701 (top 10%)
• Median home value: $33,500 (bottom 10%)

Highland Park, Michigan, ranks as the fifth worst city to live in the country in part because it is the poorest American city by a wide margin. Highland Park’s median annual household income is $15,699, nearly $42,000 lower than the U.S. median. It is the only city in the nation in which most households earn less than $20,000 a year.
The worst city to live in, according to the report, is Mendota, California.
For both individuals and broad populations, incomes tend to rise with educational attainment. In Mendota, California, just 1.8% of adults have a bachelor’s degree, the smallest share of any U.S. city. The city also has one of the poorest populations in the country. Half of all households earn less than $27,500 a year, and 49.5% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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Post by 1027BrianFM » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:02 pm

MI is not a state you want to move to.


For the love of all that's decent, enough with the country stations in NW Ohio and SE Michigan! please! One of you, out of the pool! Toledo Does not need 3 country stations. We are not Podunk Mississippi or Nebraska.

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Post by TheForce » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:49 pm

Agreed! Would be nice to get out of here.
1027BrianFM wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:02 pm
MI is not a state you want to move to.



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Post by 1027BrianFM » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:05 am

I live in Ohio, I'm not defending it totally. The people that run lucas county(Toledo) are absolute bafoons. I live across The Maumee river in Wood County. I moved to Ohio from Monroe County Michigan, not too much of a move honestly. I moved to be closer to work.

I told this story before the big data dump happened on here. Auto insurance is a big factor, Ohio is like really reasonable, MI is off the charts. Ohio's state government has its faults but it's no where near as corrupt or messed up as Lansing is. Roads in Toledo are awful, down near me, which is quasi country, not so bad. The E-way's around here are ok. 23 in Monroe county is crater city.

I feel kinda bad about dumping on the state but at the same time, facts are facts. People have left in droves, weather is part of it but it's not all of it.


For the love of all that's decent, enough with the country stations in NW Ohio and SE Michigan! please! One of you, out of the pool! Toledo Does not need 3 country stations. We are not Podunk Mississippi or Nebraska.

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Post by Deleted User 14888 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:23 am

Turkey, I have a Question for you, What are the Six worst cities to live in Canada? I’ll hang up and listen. Oh, wait a minute could Windsor be one of them? I’ll hang up now.



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Post by Turkeytop » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:10 am

I haven't seen any similar studies ranking Canadian cities in terms of quality of life. Anything I could say would only be my own subjective opinion based on my experience. And because I have no experience at all with most Canadian cities, I don't have an opinion

One of my favourite cities is Montreal. One of my least favorite is Ottawa .



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Post by Deleted User 14888 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:12 am

First off You’re Canadian correct? I’ll hang up for your response.



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Post by Turkeytop » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:31 am

Oldies 84 wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:12 am
First off You’re Canadian correct? I’ll hang up for your response.

Yes.



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Re: Six Michigan Cities Listed Under Worst to Live in U.S.

Post by TC Talks » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:39 am

Oldies 84 wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:12 am
First off You’re Canadian correct? I’ll hang up for your response.
So TT publishes an article about the many shitholes in our state and you try to turn it on Canada?

There likely isn't a list because Canada has a functioning government and a belief in culture, education and health care.

If you ask me, Saginaw, Battle Creek, and Warren could be added.


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Post by Deleted User 14888 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:10 am

Not trying to turn it on Canada, I love Canadians, I married a Canasian, The point I’m making is simple, Turkey always drums up articles about crime in this country, Our USA, But never about Canada, Yes this country does have a ton of shit holes as you put it TC, That’s no doubt and so does Canada, So here is my list of cities in Canada that are the worst to live in, (Based on having family and friends living in these cities and telling the real story.)
#1 Toronto
#2 London
#3 Windsor
#4 Montreal
#5 Vancouver
#6 Quebec City
That’s my list of the 6 worst cities to live in Canada
Now, The next thing Dudes, First TC the question was for Turkey not you, Again you have to speak for Turkey and to be honest I just don’t get that. The second thing Turkey why all the negative stories about the United States, Dude you vacation here, If it’s that bad then keep you ass at home in Canada. I love both the U.S.A. and Canada. That’s it for now guys. I voiced my opinion on this subject. Oh, Canada has a Socialist Government TC, And it’s not working. Just to inform you my friend.
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Post by Deleted User 14888 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:39 am

What no takers? Gees you guys jump at something like this what happened?



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Post by TC Shuts Up » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:51 am

Been to Lansing lately? Even close to the Capitol, it's seedy and scary. East Lansing and Okemos even have a bunch of winos and grifters. Even the area around Meridian Mall. And those are just the politicians. No really, it's not just the politicians.

Went to a show in Toronto a few years ago. I was shocked to see all the street urchins near the theater. But Toronto and Montreal have long had urchins ready to pounce on starry eyed Honeymooners and tourists. And I say this as a person of one quarter French Canadian and one quarter English Canadian heritage.
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Post by Deleted User 14888 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:53 am

Not the point TC!, Walk around Windsor at night it’s just as bad as Detroit, And for a city that has a population of roughly 300K the Murder Rate is very high. I have a cousin in London Ontario who is a Detective with the London Police and he tells some pretty bad stories as to what goes on in that city it makes Detroit look good and this is no shit. One more thing TC, If Canada has what you call a working government even though they’re socialist, Than I’ll be glad to help you pack your bags and even pay for your moving expenses to move to Canada, If it’s so bad in The USA for you to live here, How’s that my friend?



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Post by TC Talks » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:20 am

Oh good, the idiot parade is out in force. If you can read, try this... What's "Not working"?
For the third consecutive year, Canada is the No. 1 country to live in for the best quality of life, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Countries list.

In order to help people understand how nations are perceived on a global scale, over 21,000 respondents were asked to evaluate 80 countries by ranking them according to 65 attributes. Among those were economic influence, power, citizenship and quality of life, which collectively helped determine each country's success as a modern nation.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries

And the USA? Continues to decline unless you consider declining mortality, health and quality of life measures of success.


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Post by TC Shuts Up » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 am

I really dont know what you are talking about, Oldies. Are you sharing Wine bottles with Toronto urchins, or sharing a bong with Ann Arbor grifters? Or both?


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