Worst Towns in USA

The Top Ten
1 Detroit, MI Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located across from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on the Detroit River, Detroit had an estimated population of 672,662 in 2018.

Detroit is like a modern ghost town. There are so many run down buildings and landmarks all covered in graffiti, and the crime rate is really high. Even in the downtown area, there are so many vacant skyscrapers. It's such a depressing place to live in.

Two things.
#1. How can Washington, DC be a bad place?
#2. I heard it's bad in Detroit. I can't believe it's in Michigan. I have cousins who live in Michigan & I don't want them going there. I'm glad they live in a place in Michigan that isn't Detroit.

I'm richer than Detroit.

2 Gary, IN

I used too have to go to gary for work and it's the only place I've ever seen a wild pack of dogs. It's a bizare place. Mixture of slums/burnt down buildings and people trying to restore it to its former glory.

world capitol of murder at one point I wouldn't want to live there I might get shot

Ghetto place I lived there I wanted to leave as soon as we moved there

I lived in Gary I almost got shot because I walked down a bad naborhood

3 Washington, D.C.

It's surprisingly boring. Went there on 6th grade field trip, its fine, good food and nice malls. But history *yawn*

It's the worst because it's the capital. America should die.

DC is so ghetto. Southeast across the Anacostia river is a warzone

4 Fresno, CA

Gross meth farm town in the middle of California, its cheap, but why do so many people live out there?

I hate this place theres no good spots to scooter, bike, or skate


5 Laredo, TX
6 Chicago, IL

Only the South side is bad. Its full of gangs, Very sad, Chicago does not have the best reputation. Even a lot of people who live In Chicago don't have much pride in their city. They probably want it to be like New York or L.A.

Truly a cess pit. Large portions of the city are in ruin. Downtown and tourist areas are nice enough, but there are so many neglected places in the city. Too bad. Lots of murders, crime, and corruption in "Crook County" as well. Over 200 homicides so far for 2013!

Chicago is not that bad, they got some pretty good food and music along with some epic architecture, but it's the gangs and corrupt politicians that make Chicago look bad

7 Olympia, WA
8 Fontana, CA
9 New Orleans, LA
10 Baton Rouge, LA

Why are you saying this? Baton Rouge is amazing. Very nice :3 Bayous and all that. Very different from Denver, Colorado (ME)

The Contenders
11 Terra Haute, IN
12 Hilsboro, OR
13 Grand Rapids, MI

Grand rapids is a great place. Lots of work plenty to do low cost of liveing.30 min from lake mi. Love it

14 Alamogordo, NM

I live in alamogordo and I can't wait to get out, people are closed minded, and yes its true almost everybody here with money is on the sex offender list... Nobody cares, the school systems are... This place sucks.

The most powerful and respected man in town is a convicted pedophile.

15 Rocky Mount, NC

Boring town. A lot of NC is doing good economically, not this area

16 Compton, CA

Just listen to NWA. Enough said.

17 East St. Louis, IL
18 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor ...read more.
19 Baltimore, MD
20 Fairhope,AL

I live here and Fairhope is horrible. Bad people, everything about here I just absolutely despise. Everyone brags about how Fairhopes this best place to live and all that BS. If you're ever visiting Alabama don't come here.

21 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often abbreviated as L.A., is the largest city in California. It has an estimated population of nearly 4 million, and is the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City, and the third-largest city in North America, after Mexico City ...read more.
22 Flint, MI

Flint sucks. I would never live there. I would rather live in detroit

23 El Paso, TX
24 Saginaw, MI

Detroit Saginaw flint all the same full of crime an poverty and gangs

25 Kankakee, IL

Hardly any thing to do here, and it's depressing as well, some abandoned factories, a lot of empty lots in the neighborhoods, half of the houses that are standing are either boarded up, or have no windows and doors, lots of poverty, high unemployment, and being a stones throw from Chicago (an hour drive south) there are a lot of gangs there as well, but the suburban areas though are not that bad

So true, lot of the gangs from Chicago are spilling over into Kankakee, and plus, there is a heroin addiction epidemic going on as well

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