The Best and the Worst Cities in America in the Last Five Years

If you are in a place where you can enjoy the sunrise and the sunset, then you are close enough to live like a lord; but this may not always be so. We all love to live in the best places, where we can take it with us whenever we leave a beautiful place. A study that examined 600 cities in the United States with a population of over 50,000 people looked at;

  • Health
  • Education
  • Income
  • Crime
  • Property Prices of the towns and many more factors to rank the best cities and the worst cities

Every single city was then given a score and rated from either best or worst. The planet is vast and full of beautiful places with beautiful and exciting people, and we wouldn’t want to miss a chance to experience all the awesomeness.

The best places in America in the last five years

The best has always got a spotlight;

  1. Newton, Massachusetts

Newton was rated the best city to live in America in 2013 with an unemployment rate of 4.80%. Violent crime per 100,000 residents was standing at 87.6. Its median household income amounts to $125,642. Students were able to access excellent schools, and more than three-quarters of the population 25 and over had a bachelor’s degree, ranked the second-highest rate in the country. The residents of Middlesex County where Newton is located could enjoy nearly 3,000 restaurants, 49 golf courses, three ski resorts, and 24 museums when they were free.

  1. Bellevue, Washington

With a median household income of $91,449 and a median home value of $507,600, Bellevue had an employment rate of 4.70% where crime cases amounted to 127.8 per 100,000 residents. Bellevue had a well-educated population, with more than 64% of adult residents possessing a bachelor’s degree, rated among the top in the nation.

  1. Mountain View, California

The median household income of Mountain View was $91,422 with an unemployment rate of 5.00% in 2013, and a median home value of $749,000. The violence crime per 100,000 residents counted to 204.1. The city also had a highly educated population, strong-performing schools, and a healthy job market. Mountain View hosts several large high-tech companies.

  1. Pleasanton, California

With a median household income of $112,665, the unemployment rate of Pleasanton was 3.70% with a median home value of $694,300. Less than 70 violent crimes per 100,000 residents were reported in 2012. Local students had good access to a high-quality education. A typical house help earned $112,000 and more, higher than all but a handful of U.S. cities.

The worst places in America in the last five years

  1. Detroit

Detroit, Michigan, took the lead in being the worst place, it is a combination of unemployment and poverty. Having a population of 672,829 people, Detroit’s poverty rate stood at 35.7 percent, while that of median home value got to 43,500 US dollars. Only 14.9% of the total population possessed a bachelor’s degree.

Poverty is the worst form of violence. One in every three residents of Detroit lived below the poverty line and low incomes. It recorded an 11% unemployment rate, with the city recording 2,000 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents in the year 2016.

  1. Flint, Michigan

With a population of 97,379 and a poverty rate of 44.5%, Flint was the second worst place to live in America. It had the highest percentage of poverty as compared to any other city in the country. Its violent crime rate stands at about 1587 incidents per 100,000 individuals. At least 10.5 percent of the total population had obtained a bachelor’s degree which makes an undereducated job force. The crime rates made it hard for anyone to run businesses smoothly.

  1. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri, with a population of 311,404, would be the third worst place to be in America. 23.8% was the poverty rate, with 1,932 crimes for every 100,000; being the third-highest city in the country and five times the national crime rate. A percentage of 34.1 had acquired a bachelor’s degree. Nearly 24% of residents in St. Louis were living below the poverty line.

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas was not just the fourth worst city to be in America, but also the most dangerous city in crime. It had a population of 632,916, and 23% of the total population had obtained a bachelor’s degree. Its median home value stood at $228,300. With a 15.6% poverty rate, the city reported 2,136 crimes for every 100,000 residents.

If it were possible to eliminate the crime rates, Las Vegas would have been excluded from the list of the worst cities. Property crimes for Sin City included motor vehicle theft, burglary, and robbery. The city thereby had a 7,268 property crime in 100,000 residents.