Everyone has an opinion about the city where he or she lives. One financial news and opinion sought to analyze why some cities are favorable to others.
The company, 24/7 Wall Street, recently ranked 50 U.S. cities as the worst cities to live in.
The company published their findings earlier this month and recently published an article in USA TODAY.
The article stated the worst Texas city to reside in is Robstown, a small city located 18 miles west of Corpus Christi.
The company reported Robstown has struggled with “high joblessness for years” and stated an average of 8.1% of the area’s labor force has been unemployed over the last five years, well above the comparable 4.1% national unemployment rate and more than double the state’s 3.7% unemployment rate.
24/7 Wall Street also stated the city’s residents have a median home value of $54,300, whereas the state’s median home value is $151,500.
Other factors included a high poverty rate (35.1%) versus the state’s rate at 16%, a decrease in the city’s population by 0.2% and a high crime rate per 100,000 people, which is at 894 versus the state’s crime rate at 439.
According to the news article, the company created an index consisting of 25 measures to identify the worst cities to live in in every state. The categories included affordability, economy, quality of life and community.
The city with the worst score in every state was considered to be the worst city to live in, the article stated.