24/7 Wall St. created an index consisting of over two dozen measures to identify the worst cities to live in in every state. It’s has seen a major uptick in homicides this year which is likely tipping the scales here.
Minnesota: St. Paul
• Population: 300,820
• Median home value: $187,400 (state: $199,700)
• Poverty rate: 20.4% (state: 10.5%)
• Violent crimes per 100,000 people: 651 (state: 238)
Crime, especially violent crime like robbery and homicide, can greatly detract from quality of life in any city. In St. Paul, there were 651 violent crimes for every 100,000 people, more than double the violent crime rate of 238 incidents per 100,000 people across Minnesota as a whole. (via)
Crime is often concentrated in poor areas, and in St. Paul 20.4% of the population lives below the poverty line, nearly double the 10.5% state poverty rate.
Okay Minnesotans, what do you think is the worst city in MN? Sound off!