Miami Is The Worst City In America, This New Study Says


It's official: Miami is the worst city in America.

It beat Detroit, Michigan and Paterson, New Jersey to claim the top spot in a not-so-flattering new study by 24/7 Wall Street.

The research compared a whole range of factors from swanky restaurants to employment growth. But the biggest divider was income.

Miami has one of the largest income inequality gaps in the United States.

The average income is $31,917 a year, far below the national average of $53,657. Meanwhile, Miami's top 1 percent earn $2 million a year.

Compare this to the city's property prices, which land above the national average of $181,200 at $245,000.

Part of the 24/7 Wall Street report reads,

Here are the top ten worst cities, according to the study:

1. Miami, FL

2. Detroit, MI

3. Paterson, NJ

4. Hawthorne, CA

5. Fall River, MA

6. Birmingham, AL

7. Memphis, TN

8. Flint, MI

9. Cleveland, OH

10. Gary, IN