What's The Worst Texas City To Live In?

Well here's a fun list. On Friday USAToday published a story based on recent research done by 24/7 Wall Street determining the WORST cities to live in - in every state in America. They created an index of 37 measures in eight major categories including crime, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.

In the Lone Star State, the winner (or loser) is.......

Texas: Harlingen

• Population: 65,533
• Median home value: $89,500
• Poverty rate: 28.3 percent
• Violent crimes per 100,000 people: 429

Harlingen, a city at the southern tip of Texas, lags behind the Lone Star state in a number of key economic indicators. At 28.3 percent, Harlingen's poverty rate is much higher than the 15.6 percent poverty rate across Texas as a whole.

The unemployment rate in Harlingen of 6.1 percent is well above the state's 4.6 percent unemployment rate. Like many cities on this list, Harlingen's population is shrinking. In the last five years, the number of people living in the city declined by 0.9 percent, even as the U.S. population as a whole grew by 3.7 percent.

Watch the video below to see the Top 10 BEST Places To LIve In Texas

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