1. Highland Park
Home Values: $36,000 (3rd worst)
Unemployment Rate: 32.0% (1st worst)
Highland Park is entirely surrounded by Detroit, and it is so bad that Detroit’s government won’t even consider absorbing Highland Park into the larger city due to the fact that all of Detroit’s unflattering crime and unemployment statistics would instantly be made worse.
If you live in Detroit and you’re passing through Highland Park, give a friendly wave and a smile. You need each other’s support right about now.