America’s Richest and Poorest Cities

U.S. median household income increased in 2014 to $53,657, an increase of roughly $600 from the previous year. Still, U.S. incomes have yet to recover to pre-recession levels. Adjusting for ...
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Why Milwaukee Is the Worst City for Black Americans

According to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St., Milwaukee is the worst city for black Americans. Among other things, the unemployment rate among black Americans in the city is 17.2%, ...
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Why Does Midland Texas Have the Fastest Growing Economy in the US?

Midland’s economy grew by 24.1% last year, more than twice the rate of San Angelo, Texas, the metro area with the next largest economic growth. The exceptional gross domestic product ...
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Why Is Detroit the Most Dangerous City in US?

The crime rate in Detroit, a city that has lost half its population since 1960, outdistances that of any other large city in the United States. Statistics show why the ...
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The Worst Cities for Black Americans

Last year, unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident drew attention to racially charged police brutality, and sparked outrage nationwide. Fatal ...
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The Most Dangerous Cities in America

 Over 400 violent crimes per 100,000 residents were reported in the United States in 2010. The rate has fallen every year since to a four-year low of 366 violent crimes ...
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Cities With the Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Economies

U.S. economic output grew by 2.2% in 2014 to $15.77 trillion. Some sectors -- such as the manufacturing and mining industries -- grew. Others -- including agriculture and government ...
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Cities Spending the Most (and Least) per Student

 Through federal, state, and local funding, the U.S. public school system spends an average of $10,700 per student a year. Between differences in state policies, regional property tax values, and ...
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10 Cities Where You Don’t Want to Get Sick

About 440,000 people die in the United States each year as a result of a preventable hospital error. Despite the precautions hospitals take to minimize the likelihood of a mistake, ...
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Cities With the Most Dangerous Natural Disasters

 More than 35 million U.S. single-family homes and condos, the equivalent of $6.6 trillion in residential property, are at high risk of damage from natural disasters. Those homes account for ...
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Detroit Tries to Get Its Residents Back, Without Success

Bankruptcy (Chapter 9) may have bolstered Detroit's balance sheet by ridding it of billions of dollars in debt. The media have begun to cover events that point to a resurrection ...
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Detroit Continues To Sell $1,000 Homes

Detroit has had a program for some time to sell blighted homes for $1,000. The sales continue, with dozens of homes available at the Building Detroit website. As the city ...
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The Healthiest City in Every State

 The long debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has, if nothing else, put the spotlight on the poor state of the country’s health and health care system. The United ...
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The 10 Most Polluted Cities in America

 More than 138 million people, nearly 44% of the U.S. population, live in areas where air pollution reaches dangerously high levels during parts of the year. While exposure to low ...
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America’s Hottest Cities

 Life-threatening heat engulfed much of the Western United States this past weekend. Above-average, triple-digit temperatures struck Phoenix, Tuscon, Los Angeles and other cities on Saturday, breaking records and prompting warnings from local officials. More ...
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