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One SC Town Was Named One of the “Top 12 American Cities To Avoid Living In” - Here's Why

Kennardo G. James

A small town in SC was named one of the top places in America to avoid living in - here's why!Photo byDan Meyers/Unsplash

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, a whopping 27.3 million Americans (8.6% of the population) moved in 2022. Some of the top reasons people moved were because of retirement, the rising cost of living in many parts of the country and relocating for a new job. While most articles write about the best places to live, there aren't that many that write about the worst places to live. Well, one major publication took it a step further and compiled a list of 12 American cities to avoid living in at all costs - and one town in South Carolina made the list! In this article, we will take a look at which publication made the list, which SC town made the list, as well as the other cities that made the cut.

In March 2022, published "12 American Cities To Avoid Living In". In order to come up with this list, the publication used data from a wide range of sources including the FBI, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Census Bureau. The article also pointed out that the majority of the cities and towns on the list are "home to fewer people now than five years ago". The SC town that made the list is none other than - Lancaster!

Lancaster is a small town with a population of a little over 9,000 and a poverty rate of 35.3%. According to the article, if homeownership is a goal of yours - you should avoid the town at all costs! According to the Census, the homeownership rate in Lancaster is well below the national average - only 44.2% of Lancaster residents own their homes. The national homeownership rate is 64.1%!

To make matters worse, the median home value in Lancaster is $141,600 while the median household income is $30,122, according to Data USA. A few other cities that made the list are Douglas, Arizona, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Mayfield, Kentucky, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Huntington, West Virginia.

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My name is Kennardo "Greg" James and I started writing news based stories in January 2022. I will deliver news that you need to be aware of with an unbiased lens and bring attention to things that need awareness.

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