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50 Worst Cities to live in...

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by gator_ch, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. gator_ch

    gator_ch VIP Member

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    48. Gainesville, Fla.
    • Population: 131,593
    • Median home value: $154,600
    • Poverty rate: 33.4%
    • Pct. with at least a bachelor's degree: 42.7%
    Gainesville is the home of the University of Florida, one of the top 50 national universities as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the country's fifth largest university by undergraduate enrollment. While the presence of a large research university likely has added depth to the area's talent pool -- some 41.7% of Gainesville adults have a bachelor's degree compared to 31.3% of adults nationwide -- quality of life in the city is poor overall.

    The typical Gainesville household earns just $32,968 a year, roughly $25,000 less than the national median household income. Some 33.4% of city residents live in poverty, more than twice the U.S. poverty rate of 14.0% and the seventh highest rate of any major U.S. city.

    Least livable: 50 worst US cities to reside in
     
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  2. shelbygt350

    shelbygt350 GC Hall of Fame

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    Right after Atlanta, which happens to be one Great City to Live In !!!

    Also lists places like Miami since it is costly to live there.........so you make more $, so what.

    Salt Lake City? Really, has the right been there?

    I can see the Top 10, that is a no brainer- Detroit, Flint, Rectumville, etc.
     
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  3. AlfaGator

    AlfaGator GC Hall of Fame

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    Is the poverty rate in Gainesville really that high?
     
  4. gatorknights

    gatorknights GC Hall of Fame

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    Probably is east of Main Street.

    This list is bogus. Gainesville is worse than Compton, San Ber'dino, Flint, DETROIT, Homestead, Talla freaking Hassee? Sure we have our faults, but really. It's mid June, I don't even have to run the AC, I don't have to shovel snow in the winter, and I don't have to go 'round packing heat just to get a 40 at Habib's discount beverage. Or Publix.
     
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  5. 62gator

    62gator GC Hall of Fame

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    I believe said list ranks them 50-1 with 1 being the worst. At #48 Gville barely makes the list and is ranked ahead of those cities. :D
    Most of the top 10 are no surprise at all. A who’s who of manure pits!
     
  6. MtownGator

    MtownGator GC Hall of Fame

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    I made it to #4. :emoji_metal: To bad this isn't golf.
     
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  7. gatorknights

    gatorknights GC Hall of Fame

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    :D Whew, now I feel better LOL. My bad.
     
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  8. gatorknights

    gatorknights GC Hall of Fame

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    I still don't like being on the same list as Compton, San Ber'dino and err...cough cough...Tallacrappy.
     
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  9. Efawcett7

    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett GC Columnist VIP Member

    Hey, tallahassee is #38
     
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  10. Juggernautz

    Juggernautz Don't tread on me! VIP Member

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    There's GOT to be thousands of cities that should've been ranked higher than G'ville!
     
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  11. Kirby

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    I'm surprised Baton Rouge or New Orleans are not on it.
     
  12. gtr2x

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    Miami Dade may not be nirvana, but 3 cities from that county is a bit of overkill, especially when hialeah isn't one of them.

    Sure, Newark is a much better place to live than Miami beach.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  13. exiledgator

    exiledgator Gruntled

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    Maybe the writer hates rainy Mondays. So he did some research and ranked cities by their number of rainy mondays and voila.

    Makes as much sense as any, which is to say, none at all.
     
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  14. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    just more click bait
     
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  15. ThePlayer

    ThePlayer VIP Member

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    Where's the sex, drugs and Rock 'n Roll rating?
     
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  16. gatorknights

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    Maybe stuck in the 1980's.
     
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  17. wygator

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    The high poverty rate is adult students
     
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  18. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 GC Hall of Fame

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    Maybe... if you count all the college students.
     
  19. prayingliketebow4life

    prayingliketebow4life Freshman

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    Feel like these lists are so biased.
     
  20. gatorade

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    List is meaningless if Palatka is not mentioned.
     
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