Massachusetts City Named Worst Place To Live In The Entire State

By Logan DeLoye

October 27, 2023

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Have you ever heard the saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure?"

With this in mind, what one person considers a horrible place to live, another might consider their favorite spot in the world! This is especially true for the list of the worst cities to live in across America. Analyzing housing costs in comparison to income, poverty rates, and drug-induced fatalities, 24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of the "worst" places to live in each state.

According to the list, the worst place to live in Massachusetts is Webster. Webster has a poverty rate of 15.5%. Houses in this city cost an average of $230,300, but residents only make $53,176 per year on average. There were a total of 12,086 residents living in Webster when the data was sourced to make this list.

Here's what 24/7 Wall St. had to say about compiling the data to discover the worst places to live across the country:

"To identify the worst cities to live in every state, 24/7 Wall St. created a weighted index of 22 measures across three categories: economy, quality of life, and community. Data on population, employment, unemployment, median home value, median household income, median property taxes paid, commuter characteristics, average travel time to work, and poverty came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and are five-year estimates for the period 2017 to 2021. Employment data used to calculate five-year employment growth are five-year estimates for the years 2012 to 2016."

For continued methodology and the rest of the states on the list visit

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