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STUDY NAMES KNOXVILLE ONE OF AMERICA’S 50 WORST CITIES TO CALL HOME

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Knoxville and Memphis made a recent list of America’s 50 worst cities to call home. The study, which was conducted by 24/7 Wall Street, used U.S. Census data on the roughly 600 cities that had populations of more than 50,000 in 2016, which was the most recent year available. Each city was given a rating based on nine categories including crime, demography, economy, education, and housing. Then the statistics were assigned points and weighted to come up with the final scores.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Flint, Michigan
  3. St. Louis, Missouri
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Memphis, Tennessee
  6. Cleveland, Ohio
  7. Wilmington, Delaware
  8. Albany, Georgia
  9. Springfield, Missouri
  10. Baltimore, Maryland
  11. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  12. Florence-Graham, California
  13. Hartford, Connecticut
  14. Homestead, Florida
  15. San Bernardino, California
  16. Youngstown, Ohio
  17. Pueblo, Colorado
  18. Rockford, Illinois
  19. Gary, Indiana
  20. Little Rock, Arkansas
  21. Shreveport, Louisiana
  22. Compton, California
  23. Merced, California
  24. Miami Beach, Florida
  25. Daytona Beach, Florida
  26. Stockton, California
  27. Charleston, West Virginia
  28. Springfield, Massachusetts
  29. Oakland, California
  30. Dayton, Ohio
  31. Trenton, New Jersey
  32. Tucson, Arizona
  33. Fresno, California
  34. Canton, Ohio
  35. Buffalo, New York
  36. Knoxville, Tennessee
  37. Toledo, Ohio
  38. Kalamazoo, Michigan
  39. Tallahassee, Florida
  40. New Haven, Connecticut
  41. South Bend, Indiana
  42. North Charleston, South Carolina
  43. Miami, Florida
  44. Syracuse, New York
  45. Jackson, Mississippi
  46. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  47. Tacoma, Washington
  48. Gainesville, Florida
  49. Atlanta, Georgia
  50. Salt Lake City, Utah
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