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3. River Rouge

River Rouge, Michigan


Population: 7,673
Home Values: $34,100 (2nd worst)
Unemployment Rate: 26.0% (2nd worst)
There are some bad places to live and some really, really bad places to live. According to the data, River Rouge is one of the worst places you can live in Michigan. And quite possibly, one of the worst places you can live in, period. Let’s see why.

We’re not economists, but when you have a 26.0% unemployment rate for a city of 7,673 people, that’s a sign that things aren’t just bad. They are downright depressing.

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