Website Ranks 10 Worst Cities in Texas to Live

AMARILLO — A website, homesnacks, recently came up with the 10 worst places to live in Texas.

After analyzing almost 238 of the most populous cities, we came up with this list as the absolute worst 10 places in the state of Texas:
  1. Jacksonville
  2. Port Arthur
  3. Donna
  4. Tomball
  5. Mercedes
  6. Vidor
  7. Galveston
  8. Weslaco
  9. Freeport
  10. Huntsville
The site used FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Sperling’s Best Places as the criteria.
  • This is how the website crunched the numbers:
  • Population Density (The lower the worst)
  • Higher Unemployment Rates
  • Adjusted Median Income (Median income adjusted for the cost of living)
  • High Housing Vacancy Rate
  • Education (Expenditures per student and Student Teacher Ratio)
  • Long Commute Times
  • High Crime
  • The Worst Weather
The following panhandle cities were ranked:
Plainview – 118
Borger – 149
Amarillo – 175
Canyon – 180
Pampa – 180
Hereford – 203
Dumas – 237

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