Michigan is a beautiful state. Sure some towns could use a little TLC, but otherwise being a Michigander is awesome. One town in Michigan though has been dubbed as one of the worst cities to live in the entire state.

Here are some hints for you - it's not Detroit. And it's not Flint, either - at least not technically.

How Was the Worst Place to Live in Michigan Determined?

Here's how the data was sliced and diced to determine the worst place to live in Michigan, according to 247wallst.com:

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. The measures used in the index fall into one of three broad categories: economy, community, and overall quality of life. We considered all places in the U.S. with sufficient data and populations of at least 8,000.

 

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Let's talk about some of the factors that went into determining Michigan's worst place to live.

Poverty Rate in the State of Michigan

The poverty rate in Michigan as a whole is 13.3%. But the worst place to live in Michigan has a poverty rate of almost 2.5x that - at 32.4%. Nearly a third of its residents live below the poverty level.

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Median Home Values in Michigan

The median home value in Michigan is $172,100. However, in the town that's been determined to be the worst place to live in Michigan, the median home value is just $33,700.

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The median household income in Michigan is $63,202; almost double that of the town that's deemed to be the worst place to live in Michigan, which has a median household income of $33,105.

Drug-Induced Mortality in Michigan

Throughout Michigan, the number of people who die each year as a result of using drugs is around 28.9 per 100,000 residents. The worst place to live in Michigan has a drug-induced mortality rate of 47.7 per 100,000.

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The Worst Place to Live in Michigan - Beecher

...the northern Flint suburb of Beecher. Take a look below at some photos from Beecher, and see if you agree.

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