West New York isn’t exactly a convenient place to live. The average commute in this city is 37 minutes, which means most residents spend a large chunk of their days on the road.
In addition to this, the city is plagued by issues with trash and parking. The streets themselves are dirty and difficult to navigate. On top of that, 22% of the population lives in poverty.
In Jackson, almost 29% of the population lives in poverty. Unfortunately, the city cares very little about the struggle of its residents. Despite the high poverty rate, the city threatened to cut water for 20,000 people who hadn’t paid their bills. The struggling residents hadn’t paid roughly $45 million worth of bills.
Because of the poor living conditions and treatment of citizens, many residents want to get out of Jackson. The city’s population has decreased by 5% since 2010.
The closure of GM factories has had a severe impact on Saginaw. The factories used to employ 25,000 people, but all of them lost their jobs when the factory shut down. Since 2010, the population in Saginaw has decreased by 6%.
In addition to this, Saginaw is plagued with gun violence. Thirty shootings were reported in 2018, lending even more reason for residents to escape this town.
Lynwood was once called “The best place to live.” Unfortunately, you’d never guess that title today. When Interstate 105 was built right through Lynwood, the town took a turn for the worst. Now, wit
Not liking the change to the landscape, many Lynwood residents left their homes and moved away. Plus, the actual building of the freeway demolished many homes and businesses. After such a drastic change to the infrastructure of the town, Lynwood never really recovered.
Brownsville is right on the border of the United States and Mexico, which makes it a hot spot for illegal immigration. Since it’s a public place for crossings, it’s also one of the most patrolled cities in the country. These two reasons, and many more, make Brownsville a star on our list and a place not too many want to move to.
The issues with immigration and constant patrols make it difficult for any residents to sell property in Brownsville. Thirty-one percent of the population currently lives in poverty, and many are unable to move to a new city since they can’t sell their current home.