The colorful commentary is that of people who haven’t visited them all… that’s obvious. Population: 6,599 Unemployment Rate: 6.70% Median Household Income: $34,058 Hillsboro can now live in infamy as the worst place for jobs in Ohio. And crime is certainly a factor here as well. My sister in law has been at her company for six years and makes only $11 bucks an hour. How did the three largest cities (the three Cs) in Ohio rank? Most of the big dealership lots are owned by the same guy, and the guy down the street selling tires is the guy who owns the car dealerships. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I wouldn’t put much in store by this person’s statistics. If you're looking for a new city, you may not want to consider these 10, deemed by 24/7 Wall St. as the worst US cities to live in. I think a desireable population density would be “medium”. They can be just as bad. Love Ohio? well known for its corrupt governing and judicial profiling. Remember, I said some …Not all . Very mice towns, but but mit a place to make a living and get ahead. Anyone who has had the opportunity to be anywhere near Coshocton knows it belongs in the top ten…. The roads are notoriously bad and nearly always in a state of disrepair to the point there was 6 sink holes in the past 2 years alone. 7. You see, these are the places in Ohio where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. There are HUNDREDS, maybe THOUSANDS of un-occupied houses used as drug houses and flop houses for homeless people. They are taken advantage of a lot. Current Resident: Franklin County is a quiet, yet vibrant, and fun place to either live or just visit. What a waste of time and energy working all of those years for a company who doesn’t value or appreciates her hard work or time. The one question no one has asked is why? When you're in New Carlisle, every year, you have a 1 in 19.8 chance of being robbed. Did your city or town make the list? With a population of approximately 393,781, Cleveland has a crime rate of about 76 total reported crimes per one thousand residents. I don’t see a high population density as a good thing at all. “You’ll Do Better In Toledo.” Best joke I’ve heard in years. Lima is wonderful and has no problems. Despite the Glass City's Top 10 ranking, you will do better in Toledo than in two other baleful Buckeye cities. We actually discussed what a nice place it would be to live were it not for humidity and snow. Population: 20,311 When you have to have a police station inside Mansfield Senior Highschool thats a real problem. 9. You clearly did not use “science” or facts and you for sure don’t have updated pictures. If you're looking to live in Ohio, New Carlisle might not be the best choice as it places 4th in our ranking of the worst places to live in the Buckeye State for 2021. Ranks #6 in Worst Places To Live In Ohio. It says at least there’s a Walmart good lord can you not read? ... Two Ohio cities, Youngstown and Canton, rated worse, at 21st and 20th. We already listed the best parts about living in Ohio, but here's 12 things for haters to hate. More on Dayton:  Data | Photos. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: With a population of approximately 18,305, Whitehall has a crime rate of about 102 total reported crimes per one thousand residents. Been to Jackson, done that, hated that. Finding the best places to live in Ohio may be challenging. Otherwise, Ohioans, prepare for a virtual tour of what makes these 10 places the best in Ohio. Yes, yes, yes! Hardly a week goes by that one of these dumps mysteriously burns down. They get elected, and then ignore the place. These areas use to be farm land, but not many farm now anymore due to bigger companies buying and local farmers can’t compete. Wickliffe. I just wish businesses would be fair in their pay to people who are hard working and want better. Wilmington would suck even if it had a Target. It used to have a thriving economy based on industry, but many of these have long since closed down. Map Of Cleveland, OH. I live right outside of it, like 10 min. Youngstown is on top because it still has the highest corruption of any place in Ohio. Among the 50 worst U.S. cities to live in, three are in one Florida county. Next, we averaged the rankings into one "Worst Place To Live Score". Movoto.com, an online real estate website, recently released its list of the best and worst places to live in Ohio. High on the list and a common thread in many of these places is political … Cambridge.Well..your picture is probably 20 years old.Cambridge is a great town.We have a wonderful school system with brand new schools.Our park is huge with new playgrounds,ballparks,top notch pool.In winter we have The Dickens Charactors,a light show nightly with horse drawn carrages.A state park is 5 miles down the road…police are taking care of business…get your facts straight. Sorry for you. Time stands forbiddingly still there. Now what they were saying about crime doesn’t bother me heck I’ve lived in New York and Miami as well as Chicago and lived in Detroit for years…..I also lived in Gulfport Miss and I’m from New Orleans. I can think of many towns that would be worse to live in than Jackson. He has every right to put down Conneaut, you must be young and like living in a small Podunk town, I live there for 46 years befor I finally got the hell out of dodge and moved south to where there are JOBS, fun things to do, no snow, or cold weather 9 months of the year. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. kids and families hate that place.everyone who has the education to leave does at first chance. Population density being included skews the list towards picking small towns, as though having a yard is somehow a bad thing. True so true lived here twenty years moved to country had to move back to be close to work . Ashtabula is a pit of despair. However, I would question the assumptions that (1) high population density and (2) high home values are generally considered desirable. The top place to live went to Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. You missed the mark by miles. Worst cities Canton came in … 3) we have more to do than shop at Walmart. They receive a failing grade. We have new fun restaurants, quaint locally owned shops. 2. There is a Wal-Mart in Wilmington. We have a beautiful streetscape that includes new sidewalks, streets, streetlights, street lamps, sitting areas, hanging flower baskets, beautiful banners, and a vibrant and busy 6 blocks of both traditional and trendy shops, boutiques and eateries. The crime is bad but not the worst, but it’s a town without hope, for sure. Kind of makes me wonder about the validity of this whole article. and Chasing Chains,LLC. And the more students I can help get a sense of community pride, the closer we get to making it a better place. Home to three major cities — Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus — in addition to numerous small towns, Ohio boasts a colorful range of settings. I have family in Hillsboro, and Portsmouth. great small town excellent schools fantastic community, no boarded up homes no homeless people, your science is dead wrong! And they do nothing about it. I was trying to see what would be a better area to move to from Detroit and came along this post. I would raise my kids in Youngstown before Canfield. Ever wondered where the most dangerous places to live in Ohio are? I’ve Bennett to all towns/cities listed and I’m not saying anything negative about anything. #21 Best Places to Live in Ohio Current Resident : Perrysburg is a comfortable, safe place to establish a foundation and build a family. Population: 24,375 This is our seventh time ranking the worst places to live in Ohio. Every city on the list beat both state (2.8) and national (3.7) crime rates and every city kept violent crime to fewer than one incident per 1,000. 10. Cleveland, the second-most populous, took No 118. I appreciate all the comments from everyone. Numbers don’t lie….. HOw the heck did chillicothe not make the list? Charlie. Because, like in any other state in America, there are bad places just like there are good places. Personally, I like living 5 miles from work and being able to get there in 10 minutes. Residents in Geneva had a 1 in 39.6 chance of being robbed in 2020. Census's most recent American Community Survey, High population density (Lots of things to do). (And you deserve nothig buy contempt for calling some Ohio cities “real pits”!). Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,449 Property Crimes Per 100k: 4,411. Should be number one with a bullet. 15. Perhaps it's an economic factor, or the fact that the people out there are so isolated, but the fact remains, it's the 30th most dangerous place in the state, per capita. They don’t make more than minimum wage (usually) and therefore the median income statistic is incorrect, as is the unemployment. Hamilton County has turned purple — the worst level — on the Ohio Public Health Advisory Map, meaning the county has a severe exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus and it is recommended that people only leave home for supplies and services. Unemployment Rate: 8.4% (29th worst) You must of never heard of Portsmouth, OH. When you're looking at things from purely a scientific standpoint, Trotwood is the worst place in the state of Ohio. Very poor communities you mentioned and the semi higher paying jobs are at the hospital, medical fields, dentists, attorney’s anything with a degree pays well. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Buckeye State for you job, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision. You may be surprised to hear that the crime here is the 86th-highest in the state per capita, according to the FBI data base. 3. New York City, voted one of the worst cities to live in the world. Crime is the 72nd highest in Ohio per capita, and the unemployment rate here is 29th highest in the state, at 8.4%. New Carlisle Ohio does not sit any where near a route 50 and tangier sound (you got Maryland and Ohio confused). You just gotta know where and how to find it. Population: 5,520 Median Home Value: $100,900 (74th worst) A lot has changed. Ever wondered where the most dangerous places to live in Ohio are? OH also ranks as 18th for homes with more than 4 bedrooms. It is just a dollar to the court and the family’s are looked at as trash buy the system of Ashtabula County. Located in Montgomery County, Dayton has the 14th lowest income levels in the state of Ohio ($32,540), and some of the lowest number of doctors in the state. Presidential candidates always visit there making big promises before an election. Hillsboro spends $7855 per pupil according the ODE state report card for that district. Middletown has a population of approximately 48,959, and a crime rate of about 90 total crimes reported per one thousand residents. I sure am glad I no longer live there. I lived in Ashtabula for 60 plus years and moved away from the “hell” hole and never looked back. They have big hearts in that way. Okay, yes. Perhaps you should actually interview people and do a bit of fact checking before printing such random, inaccurate and extremely outdated information. Unemployment Rate: 9.1% (20th worst) Posted: Jun 7, 2018 / 02:11 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 7, 2018 / 02:11 PM EDT. Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1) However, according to data (which doesn't measure things like beauty and 'friendly people'), there are far better options in the state for making a place home. The sports are nothing more than who’s who and what parent gave more money, and do not care about the kids at all. That would be Trotwood. How dare you write this. The same data is not presented in every description which really botched up the comparison. Let’s look at Toledo compared to, “the worst city” Youngstown shall we… Per capita, higher overall crime rate – between double and triple for assault, rape, burglary and arson than Youngstown. Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1) The last time we talked about the state of Ohio, it was a happier time. The U.S. defines the poverty line at $24,600 a year for a family of four. Wickliffe, the No. The property taxes are less than 1% of the Assessor’s appraised value, depending on the area of Youngstown, and even then, unless you are in one of the houses on Fifth Avenue, you are still paying way less than national average. They just don’t have their facts straight. Their arrogance will have you running away. You can customize your list based on the population, size, housing costs, and other metrics like crime, cost of living and education. With a population of approximately 62,791, Hamilton has a crime rate of about 81 total reported crimes per one thousand residents. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2021. Ohio is the worst state in the nation for heroin (United Nations report 2014) and the second highest drug overdose death rate (CDC report) in the whole of USA. More on Trotwood:  Data | Photos. East Cleveland, Youngstown, Toledo, Dayton, and Ashtabula are the cream of the crop. #21 Best Places to Live in Ohio Current Resident : Perrysburg is a comfortable, safe place to establish a foundation and build a family. Worst US States To Live In Louisiana. Within the enormous park, you’ll find deep gorges, breathtaking waterfalls and stunning cliffs. Low density means there will not be much in the way of services or business, while high density puts housing at a premium, increases crime, and disease/sanitation issues. Ranks #132 in Cheapest Places To Live In Ohio. There is no Route 50 anywhere near here nor any Tangier Sound!!! Dayton is 50 minutes north of there. Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,449 Property Crimes Per 100k: 4,411. Must be the influx of tattoo parlors and 2nd hand stores popping up? Only 1% lower unemployment rate than Youngstown. Scripps School of Journalism. Our data set ranges from the share of families with young children to median family income to housing affordability. Canton has been ranked on a list of "50 Worst American Cities to Live in," while Ohio as a whole is seeing a lot of people decide to move elsewhere. Joey Morona, cleveland.com. WalMart is still there, as with McDonald’s, and the three lakes. Numbers make everything better! via Facebook. Streetsboor and portage county is all meth and heroin. Instead they encourage their violent behavior.s. Virginville, Pennsylvania. Lima has a population of approximately 38,691, and a crime rate of about 54 total crimes reported per one thousand residents. Their not educated in reading the fine line print of things. Born and raised in Dayton (70 years old) and have never heard of this. **So thanks for nothing “HomeSnacks” “RoadSnacks” (How do you come up with dumb web site names like that?) 8 and Cleveland is No. Absolutely hated it there as most that live there do. 4. Getty. well where i live made 6th and at least my town has a light show on the old courthouse and a dickens victorian village, “Zanesville is a shithole filled with drugs, lowlifes, and crackwhores.”. Each one of the worst cities in Ohio were all once thriving, booming steel towns. The one working like a dog can’t get his slice of the pie, It’s very cold in Ohio. 24/7 Wall St. analyzed factors such as crime, property values, jobs, and proximity to services to identify the worst cities to live in in every state. Nor will he get ahead. For every story told to pump this town up by using paper mache’ (Dickens) characters and a courthouse light show during the winter there are two stories why people that experience Cambridge are far from impressed. I am happy with youngstown but is it just I do not know a different way or is there problems any place you go. One simply drives through Cambridge and should be uninspired. where I reside on the south side the police will not even respond to calls and refused to file reports. The real estate is a big “to do” in Youngstown, so much so, that they make enough money to donate to every democrat running for local, state and federal office in the area. I’m not a big fan of town myself but I just wanted the facts to be straight. 25 Top Places to Live in Ohio. Population: 6,486 Toledo, Ohio, is one of the most dangerous cities in the country. Finally, we ranked every city on the "Worst Place To Live Score" with the lowest score being the worst city in Ohio -- Trotwood. It is one of the worst American cities to live in 2019. However, they are ranked among the LOWEST in Ohio. We are a small country town with very few stores and most our folks work in surrounding cities. The Top Ten 'Worst Places to Live' - 10/07/2014 The upcoming midterms are a great demonstration of the bipartisan waste and inefficiencies in traditional television ad buying methods. Out of all of them, Cleveland has the unfortunate distinction of being the most dangerous city in Ohio. It's unlucky for Cleveland, which has the 4th highest unemployment rate (13.2%), the 7th lowest household incomes ($30,907) and the 10th lowest home prices in the state ($69,600). Lastly, Cincinnati walked away as the 101st best place in Ohio. All of these towns are poor. Hillsboro is awful and should actually be higher up in the list. Columbus’ scores aren’t terrible, but its median income is low, and 14.72% of the population lives in poverty. You sell us too short. Your email address will not be published. We don't think it's a stretch to assume that people like the following things: The data comes from the Census's most recent American Community Survey and from the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Detroit was ranked America's worst city to live in. the village rolls the sidewalks up at 6:30. Toledo is an absolute sh*thole. Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and see how your city fared in 2021. These Are The 10 Worst States for Jobs In America. Score a deal on a parka in the middle of a summer tent sale, and you’re an Ohio hero. At $40,347 a year, people here most likely have a hard time getting ahead in life. Moraine takes the 6th worst place spot on this list for a number of reasons -- below average education, income, unemployment, and student expenditure statistics. You don’t make things better with articles like these. We have had Judges here that never seen a case Huage is one , children go there entire growing up period in time with out ever seeing their father wile the father fights to see their child the entire time men that have worked 30+ years with no rights to their children. SO that’s why, “businesses” see them coming a mile away. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you live in Ohio, you may or may not be surprised that Canton ranked, at least on paper, as the 10th worst place to live in the state. Not all of them, but many people do. The article states that Dayton is across the Tangier Sound on Route 50 — what the heck is that? Everyone there thinks they are better than everyone else. Lima has ALL NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS. After analyzing all 248 cities with a population over 5,000, we came up with this list as the 10 worst places in Ohio: What? Do you have a good job WITH a retirement, probably not for there are none in Conneaut. 10. © Chasing Chains, LLC. But Jackson does have a hospital, albeit a “hangnail” hospital, named Holzer Hospital, where they killed my father. 1 place on our list, is a relatively small city in the north eastern portion of Ohio. Get even more stories delivered right to your email. Although it's not one of the most dangerous places we'll look at, it's in the top 20%. The following are what we consider to be the 10 most dangerous places to live in Ohio, based on the Home Security Shield Report and 2012 FBI UCR data (with populations of 10,000 or higher and violent crime rates over 5.00.). You should also rewrite or delete this as its wrong and insulting to the people of these home town’s. Lima has a crime index that is equal to or sometimes surpasses that of Cleveland. What remains, then, are some of the poorest neighborhoods not only in Ohio but the entire nation. 7. Probably because our local news paper reports on nothing but heroin related stories that go out to the associated press advertising this place as some kind of opiate utopia. The following are what we consider to be the 10 most dangerous places to live in Ohio, based on the Home Security Shield Report and 2012 FBI UCR data (with populations of 10,000 or higher and violent crime rates over 5.00.) General view downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. So you don't have to worry about your million-dollar house getting broken into or being attacked when you're out at one of Indian Hill's gorgeous parks . Plus, the crime is almost as high as you get in the state, and people who live here earn the 3rd-lowest salaries of all Buckeye State residents. Cincinnati came in at No. With a population of approximately 296,204, Cincinnati has a crime rate of about 71 total reported crimes per one thousand residents. These Are The 10 Best Cities In Connecticut To Achieve Work-Life Balance. 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