You Sad Fucks in Ohio!

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  1. suckemnuckledus

    suckemnuckledus Well-Known Member

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    Ok...so my father spent a few years during the 60's while going to Bowling Green. I was born and raised in SF. I often wondered why he went to Ohio. After reading this....:cwl:
    http://www.roadsnacks.net/worst-places-to-live-in-ohio/

    No Fucking way Ganji! Howard Related because the WMMS Funeral is classic as radio gold!
    Peep the Wal-Mart count!! :backlol::lol1:

    These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Ohio
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    O-H-I-Oh no!

    The last time we talked about the state of Ohio, it was a happier time. We went over all of the Buckeye State’s charms. We talked about the grittiness of the folks in the bigger cities and the warm, friendly people in Ohio’s smaller towns.

    But today, we’re going in the opposite direction. Because, like in any other state in America, there are bad places just like there are good places. And today, we’re going to address the worst of Ohio’s cities and towns.

    So, Who Dey?

    After analyzing all 287 cities with a population over 5,000, we came up with this list as the 10 worst places in Ohio:

    1. Youngstown
    2. Portsmouth
    3. Jackson
    4. Wellston
    5. Zanesville
    6. Cambridge
    7. Wilmington
    8. Lima
    9. Hillsboro
    10. Conneaut
    Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. Additionally, there’s an abridged chart at the bottom with all of the rankings. While Youngstown came in as the worst city, you might be surprised to hear that Upper Arlington is the best city in Ohio, according science. More on that later.

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    How do you decide if a place is lousy or not?
    In order to rank the worst places to live in Ohio, we had to determine what criteria people like or dislike about a place. It isn’t a stretch to assume that people like low crime, solid education, great weather, things to do and a stable economy.

    So we scraped the internet for those criteria, asked for the opposite of those, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

    How we crunched the numbers
    We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Sperling’s Best Places, this is the criteria we used:

    • Population Density (The lower the worse)
    • Highest Unemployment Rates
    • Lowest Home Values
    • Adjusted Median Income (Median income adjusted for the cost of living)
    • Education (Low expenditures per student and high Student Teacher Ratio)
    • High Crime

    1. Youngstown
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    Source: Flickr user Bill Eichelberger

    Population: 67,093
    Crime: 10th highest in the state of Ohio
    Unemployment rate: 7.6%
    Household income: $24,421
    Average home value: $43,700

    When you’re looking at things from purely a scientific standpoint, Youngstown is by far, the worst place in the state of Ohio.

    The U.S. defines the poverty line at $23,000 a year for a family of four. Youngstown is right on the verge of that when you look at what the average citizen there earns a year. And the home values are eye-opening low. On average, the home value in Youngstown are the third lowest in the entire state.

    And when you factor in high crime and a high tax rate, it really can’t get much worse in Ohio.

    2. Portsmouth
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    Source: Flickr user Shawn Blower

    Population: 20,300
    Crime: 6th highest in Ohio
    Household income: $26,530
    Unemployment rate: 7.9%

    Situated along the Ohio river in central Ohio, Portsmouth residents don’t have it much better than in Youngstown. The unemployment rate is the 5th-highest here than anywhere else in Ohio. Plus, the crime is almost as high as you get in the state, and people who live here earn the 7th-lowest salaries of all Buckeye State residents.

    Plus, it’s out in the middle of nowhere, so unless you want to cross over the Ohio River and go to…Olive Hill Kentucky, you’re gonna be bored living here.

    3. Jackson
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    Source: Google Maps

    Population: 6,384
    Unemployment rate: 7.7%
    Median income: $38,476
    Population density: 20th lowest in the state

    Tiny Jackson has a lake and a Walmart, but that’s just about it. Not only is it a pretty isolated place, the residents of Jackson have a hard time finding work, and their jobs don’t pay very well.

    The kids who attend Jackson public schools also get some of the least amount of financial support in the state.

    4. Wellston
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    Source: Google Maps

    Population: 5,664
    Unemployment rate: 7.7%
    Average home value: $79,200

    Wellston is the smallest city to make the top of this list. It’s right next door to Jackson, and it has some of the same issues with ‘things to do’ as Jackson does.

    It’s just generally lousy in Wellston. It doesn’t really stand out as being really bad in any category outside of the fact that its residents earn low salaries. The schools and the crime are far below average, but not horrible.

    5. Zanesville
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    Source: Flickr user OZInOH

    Population: 25,475
    Crime: 28th highest in Ohio
    Household income: 8th lowest of cities over 5,000
    Unemployment rate: 7.5%

    You’ve probably stopped in Zanesville once or twice for gas while heading down I-70. You might have even been to Tom’s Ice Cream. But you probably didn’t pay it much attention. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss much.

    6. Cambridge
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    Source: Flickr user Jim Grey

    Population: 10,669
    Crime: Highest 20% in Ohio
    School expenditure: 25th lowest in the state
    Median house income: $28,598

    About six exits or so away from Zanesville lies the tiny city of Cambridge. Crime here is way above normal and the public schools provide some of the lowest financial support. And the household income is right at the poverty line.

    Go Browns?

    7. Wilmington
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    Source: Flickr user J Steven Conn

    Population: 12,545
    Unemployment rank: 17th highest in Ohio
    Median income: 14th lowest in the state
    Spending per student: Lowest in Ohio

    Wilmington is an interesting city. A tiny place somewhere in between Cincinnati and Columbus, it’s home prices are much higher than any other cities close to the top of this list ($106,200).

    The schools are some of the lowest funded in the state, the residents don’t have a lot of disposable income, and many of the people who live in Wilmington are out of work.

    But hey, there’s a Walmart! At least you have that.

    8. Lima
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    Source: Google Maps

    Population: 38,467
    Crime: 15th worst in the state
    Home values: 5th lowest in Ohio
    Household income: 11th lowest

    Things can’t get much worse than in Lima.

    The mid-sized city along I-75 in the northwest part of the state has a real issue with its local economy. When homes are selling for $27,000 each, you can probably guess that real estate isn’t in demand here.

    Johnny Manziel’s salary is $2 million a year. He could purchase five homes in Lima for each game that he sits the bench this year (all 16).

    9. Hillsboro
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    Source: Google Maps

    Population: 6,599
    Unemployment rate: 22nd highest in the state
    Median income: $34,058
    School spending per student: 6th lowest in Ohio

    If, by some reason, you were driving from Mt. Orab to Circleville, you might have passed through Hillsboro. After stopping to ask for directions, you may have noticed that things aren’t so peachy keen here. It’s tough out there for people to stay afloat when their income levels are so low and they can’t get good jobs.

    10. Conneaut
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    Source: Google Maps

    Population: 12,824
    Population density: 3rd lowest in Ohio
    Average home price: 17th lowest in the state
    Median income: Not too great

    Conneaut, a smallish place right on the banks of Lake Erie, would be considered by most a less than desirable place to live. Besides the fact that it’s very sparsely populated, residents have a hard time earning a decent living. And, you get the brunt of the lake’s storms for 6 months a year.

    There You Have It
     
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    Wow. No Toledo?

    Toledo doesn't make your worst place to live list?!?!
     
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    Don't they make scales there? Or are you too fat to see------"Rodney Dangerfield" joke!!
     
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    Right on, my city did not make the list :dancin2:


    O H I O!!
     
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    Come on Chrissy Hind....what's your city? Ravenna?
     
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    This is sad to read being from Ohio.
     
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    I thought about you when reading this lol
     
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    As if .... :coffee:

    And I'm a native of the Cleveland area, but in a different part of Ohio now...a super secret part that is not on this list of shit. :c
     
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    I'm from Sandusky, I guess Cedar Point is the only thing that saved us...
     
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    Youngstown died because of the loss of the US steel industry. They build the M1 Abrams tanks in Lima.
     
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    Used to be DOD facility in Portsmouth to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons during the Cold War.
     
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    a lot of small town America is in ruins as people flock to the cities. why? I have no idea, you can keep the big cities.

    I read that technology is doing it but a lot of factors. We dont make anything in America anymore for one thing, all industry has been shipped overseas.
     
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    Avon Lake?:snicker:
     
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    Uh, you could do a list like this for every state in the union.
     
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    Wish i could find a clearer version but..

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    My hometown has less than 1000 people. You basically make a choice about the type of future you want to have. The biggest problem in a lot of rural Ohio now is meth & heroin. These areas need to figure out a way to attract business to stop the loss of people that leave after graduation.
     
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    I love these 2 old buildings.

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