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9. Muskegon Heights

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Population: 10,809
Home Values: $41,900 (5th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 24.5% (5th worst)
According to science, Muskegon Heights is the 9th worst place you can live in Michigan.

Let’s see why. Muskegon Heights has the 1st-highest crime rate in the state, surprisingly. In terms of number of crimes per person, Muskegon Heights is certainly up there.

Factor in a very low housing cost ($41,900), and the 5th-highest unemployment rate in the state (24.5%), and across the board, Muskegon Heights doesn’t sound like the best of the best.

Plus, there’s simply not a lot to do here (unless you count having a Walmart and a Piggly Wiggly as fun). We’re aware that people enjoy outdoor activities, but in terms of pure entertainment, you’d have to drive a ways away.

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