Thursday, August 20, 2020

Worst city to live in Tennessee: Memphis (no surprise)

Well,  not much of a surprise.  This survey even included small cities.  I thought maybe there was

some depressed fading town in west  Tennessee where the one local plant had closed, or maybe some poor town in the mountains of east Tennessee hit hard by the meth epidemic and then the opioid epidemic that could rate lower than Memphis, but no, it's Memphis. 

Population: 654,723
Median home value: $94,200 (state: $151,700)
Poverty rate: 26.9% (state: 16.7%)
Violent crimes per 100,000 people: 2,003 (state: 652)

Memphis is the most dangerous city in Tennessee and one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. It is one of only 11 U.S. cities where the 2017 violent crime rate exceeded 2,000 incidents per 100,000 residents. As is the case in many high crime cities, Memphis is also home to a large poor population. More than one in every four Memphis residents live below the poverty line, compared to the 16.7% poverty rate across Tennessee. Joblessness is also a problem in Memphis. The city’s unemployment rate stands at 6.6%, far higher than the 4.0% state unemployment rate.

To view this story and see the worst city to live in, in each of the 50 states, follow this link

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