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East St. Louis has worst quality of life among Illinois cities, study finds

Added 10-26-20 01:23:02pm EST - “East St. Louis was ranked the worst place to live in among all the cities in Illinois, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining communities where households have the most difficulties pursuing happiness and fulfillment.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “East St. Louis has worst quality of life among Illinois cities, study finds”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

East St. Louis was ranked the worst place to live in among all the cities in Illinois, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining communities where households have the most difficulties pursuing happiness and fulfillment.

With a population of 26,647, East St. Louis recorded a median home value of $52,200. The community’s poverty rate was pegged at 37.8 percent, and its five-year annual jobless rate came in at 17.4 percent, the analysis found.

24/7 Wall St. used data from the FBI, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Census Bureau to determine the city in each state facing the most social and economic distress. It weighed 25 social, financial and health measures to find the worst places to live.

Most of these cities experienced declining populations over the past five years, according to the analysis. The cities on the list may not necessarily rank so poorly, however, when compared to communities on a national scale, the authors said.

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