Lexington Has Worst Quality of Life Among North Carolina Cities, Study Finds | North Carolina

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(The Center Square) – Lexington has been rated the worst place to live among any city in North Carolina, according to a 24/7 Wall Street analysis examining the communities where households have the most difficulty seeking happiness and fulfillment.

With a population of 18,897, Lexington recorded a median home value of $ 106,000. The community’s poverty rate was set at 31 percent and its annual five-year unemployment rate was 13.8 percent, according to the analysis.

24/7 Wall St. used data from the FBI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Census Bureau to determine which city in each state faces the greatest social and economic distress. He weighed 25 social, financial and health measures to find the worst places to live.

Most of these cities have experienced population decline in the past five years, according to the analysis. The cities on the list don’t necessarily rank so badly, however, compared to communities nationwide, the authors said.

Worst Cities to Live, State by State

State The worst city Population Median house value Poverty rate Average unemployment over 5 years
Alabama Selma 18,804 $ 90,200 41.0% 15.7%
Alaska Kaliforski 8,134 $ 247,000 11.6% 7.2%
Arizona New Kingman-Butler 13,471 $ 62,600 28.0% 15.9%
Arkansas Helena-West Helena 10 965 $ 75,600 41.7% 12.2%
California Muscoy 13 726 $ 236,800 38.1% 17.8%
Colorado Clifton 20,572 $ 138,100 25.6% 11.0%
Connecticut Thompsonville 8,439 $ 173,500 25.5% 9.3%
Delaware Wilmington 70,904 $ 169,400 25.1% 8.4%
Florida Avon Park 10,386 $ 68,400 33.0% 19.9%
Georgia Blond oaks 9 173 $ 100,900 32.6% 8.1%
Hawaii Makaha 8,740 $ 383,200 28.0% 16.7%
Idaho Blackfoot 11 854 $ 124,100 15.4% 1.9%
Illinois East of Saint-Louis 26,647 $ 52,200 37.8% 17.4%
Indiana Chicago East 28,448 $ 73,900 32.5% 12.3%
Iowa Denison 8 358 $ 90,700 16.0% 10.7%
Kansas Junction city 23,703 $ 138,700 12.0% 6.8%
Kentucky Middlesboro 9,583 $ 88,000 40.6% 8.1%
Louisiana Bastrop 10,521 $ 76,000 47.9% 7.3%
Maine Bangor 32,098 $ 150,700 22.5% 6.6%
Maryland Lansdowne 8,571 $ 151,100 27.9% 10.1%
Massachusetts Town of Southbridge 16,894 $ 193,500 19.2% 8.1%
Michigan Beecher 9,128 $ 28,600 38.4% 23.1%
Minnesota Cloquet 11,998 $ 142,500 14.9% 5.9%
Mississippi Natchez 15 188 $ 108,000 35.9% 10.3%
Missouri spanish lake 18,048 $ 98,000 19.2% 13.6%
Montana Haven 9 762 $ 143,900 17.7% 7.1%
Nebraska Alliance 8 313 $ 109,800 13.1% 6.1%
Nevada Pahrump 36 174 $ 152,400 16.6% 9.8%
New Hampshire Manchester 111,657 $ 217,100 14.8% 5.1%
New Jersey Camden 74,608 $ 82,700 36.8% 12.6%
New Mexico Chaparral 14 793 $ 71,200 43.7% 12.4%
New York New place 8,133 $ 376,400 63.3% 9.8%
North Carolina Lexington 18,897 $ 106,000 31.0% 13.8%
North Dakota Minot 48,304 $ 204,000 10.5% 2.7%
Ohio Middletown 48,449 $ 97,000 25.4% 9.7%
Oklahoma Altus 19,034 $ 99,200 17.7% 5.7%
Oregon Altamont 18 987 $ 144,700 21.8% 8.7%
Pennsylvania Johnstown 19 812 $ 39,700 38.7% 14.2%
Rhode Island Central falls 19,382 $ 147,800 32.8% 7.3%
Caroline from the south Parker 12,850 $ 73,300 32.0% 6.8%
South Dakota Huron 13,291 $ 89,900 21.6% 1.3%
Tennessee Knoxville 185,429 $ 128,800 26.2% 5.9%
Texas Robstown 11,494 $ 52,900 41.1% 20.0%
Utah Vernal 10 653 $ 163,500 20.8% 8.8%
Vermont Closed off 8,711 $ 154,300 26.6% 6.3%
Virginia Franklin 8,211 $ 168,300 16.2% 15.0%
Washington Park 37 185 $ 205,500 16.7% 9.4%
West Virginia Huntington 47,420 $ 97,100 32.7% 7.2%
Wisconsin Beloit 36 813 $ 87,400 24.1% 9.4%
Wyoming Rawlins 8 975 $ 162,800 13.2% 4.4%

Source: 24/7 Wall Street.


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