Study after study puts this city at the bottom of the list of places to live in Wisconsin. Property values are low and 25% of residents live below the poverty line.

Best & Worst Places to Live in Wisconsin


I always want to mention that these lists of awful places to live are never about the friendly people that live there or the beauty that may lie within their borders. This list of the worst U.S. cities to live in, state by state, like others before, points to the things that bring more quality to our lives.

  • Good education
  • Lots of jobs
  • Low crime
  • Low poverty
  • Property value
  • High incomes

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As for this latest study from 24/7 Wall Street, here are some numbers that mattered most when searching for the worst place to live in Wisconsin.

Nearly one in every four area residents live below the poverty line, a larger share than in over 90% of U.S. cities. In many cities, real estate values are a reflection of what area residents can afford, and in [******], property values are low. The typical city home is worth just $85,200, about half the value of the typical Wisconsin home.


The area's low incomes are partially attributable to the high jobless rate. According to the Census, 6.4% of workers in this city are unemployed, the largest share of any city in the state and more than double Wisconsin's 3.1% unemployment rate.

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The Worst Place to Live in Wisconsin


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Beloit (population 36,733) tops 24/7 Wall Street's list of worst places to live in the State of Wisconsin.

Median home value: $85,200 / State: $169,300

Poverty rate: 24.8% / State: 12.3%

If you want to dig into the math, have at it. Click HERE.

Beloit, Wisconsin is the Worst Place to Live in Wisconsin

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Wouldn't it be the absolute best if tomorrow started with someone saying to you, "you are fantastic on so many levels." How's that sound?


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