3. Cleveland, Ohio

The city of Cleveland, Ohio is one of the nation's poorest metro areas. The median home value in Cleveland is under $67,000, and poverty rates are more than double the national average. High crime rates and few job opportunities make Cleveland an unpleasant place to live.

  • Unemployment rate: 4.8% (National median 3.9%)
  • Median household income: $41,107 (National median $48,435)
  • Walkability index score: 12.0% (National median 6.1)
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