This just in, the worst place to live in the entire state!

An in depth study was conducted to find the absolute worst places to live in each state. The small town that was named worst place to live in the land of 10,000 lakes may surprise you.

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth

There are a lot of excellent places to live in Minnesota. It consistently earns recognition as one of the top states for quality of life. However, even within such a stellar state, there are areas that fall short of expectations.

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Using data from the Census Bureau, the FBI, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24/7 Wall St. created a weighted index of 22 measures to identify the worst cities to live in in every state.

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They took into consideration things like poverty, crime, widespread unemployment, poor health outcomes, and limited access to essential services, just to name a few.

So, where is the worst place to live in Minnesota?

Drumroll please!

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Apparently, you don't want to live in Cambridge, MN. The small town is North of the cities near North Branch and has a population of just 9,454. Don't shoot the messenger. I've never even been to Cambridge. Have you?

More detail into why Cambridge was named the worst:

  • Poverty rate: 8.4% (state: 9.2%)
  • Median home value: $187,500 (state: $250,200)
  • Median household income: $57,969 (state: $77,706)
  • Drug-induced mortality: 17.8 deaths per 100,000 (state: 20.9 per 100,000)

Meanwhile, the worst place to live in Wisconsin is Two Rivers. In Iowa, Denison takes the crown for worst place. To see the entire list of worst places to live, click here.

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