In Jackson County Mississippi, where over 20,000 people live, lies the town of Gautier. It has been on the list of the most dangerous places in Mississippi for several years now.
The place also lacks green lungs and outdoor spaces, which turns this place into one that holds a position on the list.
By the way, even if you Google this place, the images are a real turndown.
Grants Pass, Oregon
Grants Pass has a population of almost 40,000 people. It's located right on the banks of the Rogue River, making its location not really appealing. The floods of 2018 left people and homes wounded and escalated the city's bad reputation.
The opportunities and activities for young children are fewer at Grants Pass, so the residents have been losing property value over the years. Besides that, the schools are considered average and it has reasonable transportation systems.
This place has one of the highest crime rates in the entire United States. Over 11% unemployment rate doesn't really flatter this place and a large portion of the residents live beneath the poverty line. What future do people have here?
So, we know how it works. Poverty leads to crime, crime leads to negative immigration, and negative immigration leads to a spot on this list.
Roxboro, North Carolina
According to what we have read, this place is in serious trouble. A roaring 12% of the population is unemployed and the average income is far from what a family needs to make ends meet.
The geographic characteristics of this place provide a mild winter and stable spring and autumn. Besides a relatively hot summer, the place is calm — it's just the statistics that are making it miserable.
Let's start with some good things about this place (we've got so much bad publicity here we have to soften the mood a little). The commuting system is pretty good (in comparison to the rest of the country) and the employment issue is fairly stable, but the crime rate, oh lord the crime rate.
It's one of the highest in the state. The schools are middle-lower class and the overall opportunities for children are not that appealing. It doesn't take much to be placed on the miserable list after all.