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Salt Lake City Named One Of The ’50 Worst US Cities To Live In’

Utah, we gotta do better!

According to 24/7 Wall St. and USA Today, Salt Lake City is one of the 50 worst cities to live in! How?! Where did we go wrong? Heres how they came to their assumption…

They used an index that measured eight categories: crime, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure, and leisure. According to their report, they ranked SLC at number 49!

“One factor detracting from the quality of life in Salt Lake City is the area’s high violent crime rate. Some 937 violent crimes were reported in 2016 per 100,000 city residents, more than twice the national violent crime rate of 386 incidents per 100,000 Americans and nearly four times the state rate of 243 per 100,000 Utah residents. Housing prices in Salt Lake City also have been rising fast in recent years and have outpaced the area’s income growth, making housing unaffordable for many low-income residents” USA Today said.

Can you guess the worst city to live in?… Detroit came in at #1.

 

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