You never want to live in "that town" that's considered the worst to live in and a new ranking places a Missouri town on that list which surprises me.

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If you've ever driven to St. Louis then you have driven through Troy, Missouri. A town with a population of 12,400 and a poverty rate of 10.8% is now ranked as one of the worst towns to live in according to 247 WallSt.

What Data is Used to Find the Worst Towns?

Using data from the Census Bureau, the FBI, and the Center for Disease Control 247 WallSt. looked at 22 factors.

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. Our list includes cities, towns, villages, boroughs, and unincorporated communities.

Every time I stop in Troy I never have a problem except for the traffic. There is always some sort of construction going on. However, I don't live in Troy and don't know if it is a bad or good place, but it seems that any place in the nation has good and bad places to live.

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