Camden has worst quality of life among New Jersey cities, study finds – The Center Square

29October 2020

(The Center Square) – Camden was ranked the worst place to live in among all the cities in New Jersey, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining communities where households have the most difficulty pursuing happiness and fulfillment. 

With a population of 74,608, Camden recorded a median home value of $82,700. The community’s poverty rate was pegged at 36.8 percent, and its five-year annual jobless rate came in at 12.6 percent, the analysis found.

24/7 Wall St. used data from the FBI, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Census Bureau to determine the city in each state facing the most social and economic distress. It weighed 25 social, financial and health measures to find the worst places to live.

Most of these cities experienced declining populations over the past five years, according to the analysis. The cities on the list may not necessarily rank so poorly, however, when compared to communities on a national scale, the authors said.

Worst Cities to Live in, State by State

State Worst City Population Median Home Value Poverty Rate 5-year Average Unemployment
Alabama Selma 18,804 $90,200 41.0% 15.7%
Alaska Kalifornsky 8,134 $247,000 11.6% 7.2%
Arizona New Kingman-Butler 13,471 $62,600 28.0% 15.9%
Arkansas Helena-West Helena 10,965 $75,600 41.7% 12.2%
California Muscoy 13,726 $236,800 38.1% 17.8%
Colorado Clifton 20,572 $138,100 25.6% 11.0%
Connecticut Thompsonville 8,439 $173,500 25.5% 9.3%
Delaware Wilmington 70,904 $169,400 25.1% 8.4%
Florida Avon Park 10,386 $68,400 33.0% 19.9%
Georgia Fair Oaks 9,173 $100,900 32.6% 8.1%
Hawaii Makaha 8,740 $383,200 28.0% 16.7%
Idaho Blackfoot 11,854 $124,100 15.4% 1.9%
Illinois East St. Louis 26,647 $52,200 37.8% 17.4%
Indiana East Chicago 28,448 $73,900 32.5% 12.3%
Iowa Denison 8,358 $90,700 16.0% 10.7%
Kansas Junction City 23,703 $138,700 12.0% 6.8%
Kentucky Middlesboro 9,583 $88,000 40.6% 8.1%
Louisiana Bastrop 10,521 $76,000 47.9% 7.3%
Maine Bangor 32,098 $150,700 22.5% 6.6%
Maryland Lansdowne 8,571 $151,100 27.9% 10.1%
Massachusetts Southbridge Town 16,894 $193,500 19.2% 8.1%
Michigan Beecher 9,128 $28,600 38.4% 23.1%
Minnesota Cloquet 11,998 $142,500 14.9% 5.9%
Mississippi Natchez 15,188 $108,000 35.9% 10.3%
Missouri Spanish Lake 18,048 $98,000 19.2% 13.6%
Montana Havre 9,762 $143,900 17.7% 7.1%
Nebraska Alliance 8,313 $109,800 13.1% 6.1%
Nevada Pahrump 36,174 $152,400 16.6% 9.8%
New Hampshire Manchester 111,657 $217,100 14.8% 5.1%
New Jersey Camden 74,608 $82,700 36.8% 12.6%
New Mexico Chaparral 14,793 $71,200 43.7% 12.4%
New York New Square 8,133 $376,400 63.3% 9.8%
North Carolina Lexington 18,897 $106,000 31.0% 13.8%
North Dakota Minot 48,304 $204,000 10.5% 2.7%
Ohio Middletown 48,449 $97,000 25.4% 9.7%
Oklahoma Altus 19,034 $99,200 17.7% 5.7%
Oregon Altamont 18,987 $144,700 21.8% 8.7%
Pennsylvania Johnstown 19,812 $39,700 38.7% 14.2%
Rhode Island Central Falls 19,382 $147,800 32.8% 7.3%
South Carolina Parker 12,850 $73,300 32.0% 6.8%
South Dakota Huron 13,291 $89,900 21.6% 1.3%
Tennessee Knoxville 185,429 $128,800 26.2% 5.9%
Texas Robstown 11,494 $52,900 41.1% 20.0%
Utah Vernal 10,653 $163,500 20.8% 8.8%
Vermont Barre 8,711 $154,300 26.6% 6.3%
Virginia Franklin 8,211 $168,300 16.2% 15.0%
Washington Parkland 37,185 $205,500 16.7% 9.4%
West Virginia Huntington 47,420 $97,100 32.7% 7.2%
Wisconsin Beloit 36,813 $87,400 24.1% 9.4%
Wyoming Rawlins 8,975 $162,800 13.2% 4.4%

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

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