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New report ranks Pueblo in top 50 least livable cities in U.S.

Posted: 9:18 AM, Jun 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-14 11:18:45-04

A new report from 24/7 Wall Street has ranked Pueblo as one of the least-livable cities in the U.S. 

The rankings were based on quality of life factors like crime rate, economy, education, and median income.

Coming at number 17, Pueblo was the only Colorado city to make the list. The report cites Pueblo’s low median income of $38,380 a year, as well as its high poverty rate as reasons why it made the list.

Using 2016 statistics, the report also cited the city’s crime rate as a reason for the ranking. “There were 980 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents in 2016, the worst violent crime rate of any city in the state and nearly triple Colorado’s violent crime rate."

The least-livable city in the country according to the report was Detroit. The Motor City received this ranking due to a high rate of poverty, unemployment, and crime. Another Michigan city, Flint, took the number two spot. 

Three other major U.S. cities rounded out the top five with St. Louis, Memphis, and Cleveland coming in at 3, 4, and 5 respectively. 

You can see the full report here:  https://usat.ly/2HMEPLF