Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Least Livable Cities In The US -- USA Today -- June 13, 2018

Link here. A most interesting list put together by USA -- the least livable cities in the US.

Not on the list:
  • Portland, OR
  • any city in Texas
  • any city in North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Minnesota, Iowa
  • any city in Oregon (surprising); Washington State; Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming
  • any city in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island
  • any city in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky
But:
  • two cities in Tennessee made the list 
  • Chicago is not on the list
  • Ohio seems over-represented
Least livable cities:
1. Detroit (no surprise)
2. Flint, MI
3. St Louis, MO
4. Memphis, TN (I have heard this before; surprising; sad)
5. Cleveland, OH (no wonder LeBron wants to leave)
6. Wilmington, DE
7. Albany, GA
8. Springfield, MO
9. Baltimore, MD (surprised it's only #9)
10. Milwaukee, WI
11. Hartford, CT
12. Homestead, FL
13. Florence-Graham, CA (never even heard of it)(just north of Compton, south of Los Angeles)
14. San Bernardino, CA
15. Youngstown, OH
16. Rockford, IL
17. Pueblo, CO (really?) (only city in Colorado on the list; high poverty problem)
18. Gary, IN
19. Little Rock, AR
20. Compton, CA
21. Shreveport, LA
22. Charleston, WV
23. Daytona Beach, FL
24. Stockton, CA
25. Miami Beach, FL
26. Merced, CA
27. Oakland, CA
28. Springfield, MA
29. Dayton, OH
30. Trenton, NJ
31. Tucson, AZ (after recent visits, not surprised)
32. Fresno, CA
33. Canton, OH
34. Buffalo, NY
35. Toledo, OH
36.Knoxville, TN
37. Kalamazoo, MI
38. Tallahassee, FL
39. New Haven, CT
40. South Bend, IN
41. North Charleston, SC (we've lived there, or actually very close to this city)
42. Miami, FL
43. Syracuse, NY
44. Jackson, MS
45. Albuquerque, NM
46. Tacoma, WA
47. Atlanta, GA
48. Gainesville, FL
49. Salt Lake City, UT
50. Fort Smith, AR (never heard of it)

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