5. Benton Harbor
Home Values: $47,800 (9th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 23.9% (7th worst)
You might have passed through Benton Harbor once and probably throught it seems to be a relatively quiet, clean place.
Here’s what science says about why Benton Harbor needs some love: The unemployment rate is nearly 23.9%, residents earn about $18,085 a year, and home prices are just over $47,800. Across the board, those are in the bottom half in the state. Not absolutely horrible, but not desirable, either.
And there simply isn’t anything to do in Benton Harbor.