There are many things to love about Minnesota, but the website Road Snacks used science and data to determine the worst places to live in the land of 10,000 lakes.

Road Snacks analyzed 143 most populous cities (over 5,000 people), and utilized the following criteria to determine the worst places to live in the North Star state:

  • Crime rates
  • Education levels
  • Highest Unemployment Rates
  • Income for residents
  • Population density
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Now that we know the criteria, I bet you're interested to see where Duluth and other cities rank. Here are the top 20 worst places to live in Minnesota (looks like St. Paul makes the list twice) according to the site:

  1. Waite Park
  2. Bemidji
  3. Virginia
  4. Brooklyn Center
  5. West St. Paul
  6. Wilmar
  7. Faribault
  8. St. Paul
  9. Minneapolis
  10. Maplewood
  11. St. Cloud
  12. Brainerd
  13. Albert Lea
  14. Red Wing
  15. Little Canada
  16. Fairmont
  17. Columbia Heights
  18. Fridley
  19. Fergus Falls
  20. Brooklyn Park

Luckily Duluth is not in top 20, however it looks like Duluth is in the 28 spot of worst places to live in our great state. According to Road Snacks, the unemployment rate in Duluth is 4.4% and the home value is $163,300.

They also listed the top 3 best cities to live in Minnesota, which happen to be:

  1. Chanhassen
  2. Waconia
  3. Le Crescent

Definitely interesting to see and according to science, these are the worst places to live. With anything, you always have to take it with a grain of salt. But if you're looking to move throughout the state, you might want to avoid these places, because science.

While we're talking about the Gopher State, have you heard of these nicknames of cities throughout the state?

15 "Anti-Minnesota Nice" Nicknames For Towns

Here are some bad reviews of the area:

12 Bad Reviews Of Canal Park In Duluth

11 Bad Reviews Of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

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