10 Worst US Cities to Call Home

California has 3 cities in the top 10, 2 for Hawaii
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2019 10:39 AM CST
10 Worst US Cities to Call Home
A man talks on the phone in Mendota, Calif., on May 4, 2014.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

"While there is no such thing as the perfect city, the United States is full of places with few, if any, strengths." That's according to 24/7 Wall St., at which a few California cities can now direct their ire. The website identified the 50 worst American cities to live in based on 25 metrics in four categories: affordability, economy, quality of life, and community. In the end, all 50 cities fell below the 30.9% national average for the share of adults with a bachelor's degree. The worst 10 cities to call home:

  1. Mendota, Calif.
  2. Florida City, Fla.
  3. California City, Calif.
  4. Makaha, Hawaii
  5. Highland Park, Mich.
  6. Bessemer, Ala.
  7. Bastrop, La.
  8. Waianae, Hawaii
  9. Anniston, Ala.
  10. Avenal, Calif.
Click for more, or see the best US cities for jobs. (Read more US cities stories.)

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