Top 10 Worst Places To Live In Minnesota

Cambridge ranks as the worst place you can live in Minnesota

Cambridge ranks as the worst place you can live in Minnesota

Thinking about moving to Minnesota, but aren’t sure where to live? Maybe you already live in Minnesota and your friends won’t come to visit you. Well now there is bonafide research posted at RoadSnacks that can clue you in to the worst cities in Minnesota.

The Using FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Sperling’s Best Places, this is the criteria they used:

  • Population Density (The lower the worse – meaning there’s nothing to do for inside fun)
  • Highest Unemployment Rates
  • Adjusted Median Income (Median income adjusted for the cost of living)
  • High Housing Vacancy Rate
  • Education (Low expenditures per student and high Student Teacher Ratio)
  • High Crime (crime numbers are from the FBI, which gets its crime numbers from the cities themselves. This list is based on data, and is entirely unbiased.

After analyzing 148 of the state’s most populous cities (over 5,000 people), we came up with this list as the 10 worst places to live in Minnesota: Click here to lean why.

  1. Cambridge – The worst
  2. Brainerd
  3. Grand Rapids
  4. Cloquet
  5. International Falls
  6. Bemidji
  7. Virginia
  8. Isanti
  9. North Branch
  10. Waite Park

Minneapolis and St. Paul can be pretty terrible too, but they also have their nice spots. The research says that out of all the cities in Minnesota, St. Paul and Minneapolis rank about in the middle. 

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