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Crime, criminal danger

Is Carjacking America’s Most Dangerous Urban Problem?

Urban crime problems have not grown in most big cities, except for murder rates in Chicago and some other crime trends that vary city to city. Milwaukee is America's fifth ...
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earthquake damage

Major San Francisco Earthquake Could Cause 6,000 Deaths, $8 Billion in Damage

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently published a paper about the chance of an earthquake that would include the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults simultaneously. Earlier studies suggest the results could ...
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downtown Detroit

The Shaky Financial Health of Detroit Residents

Nearly two-thirds of Detroit's residents have subprime credit. Less than half have at least one healthy line of credit. More than two-thirds have delinquent debt and a shade under two-thirds ...
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for sale

Battered Detroit Becomes a Hot Real Estate Market

Detroit has lost half its population since 1960 and has fewer than 700,000 residents. It is home to thousands of dilapidated houses that will be torn down. It has a program ...
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Charlotte sunset

Charlotte by the Numbers: Demographic and Economic

Charlotte, North Carolina, where Keith Scott was fatally shot by a police officer, leading to violent protests, had a population of 762,199 according to the last Census. It has a high ...
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for sale

Pittsburgh Most, San Francisco Least Affordable Cities for Homeownership

The median house price in Pittsburgh is $140,500, and a potential buyer for a median-priced home in the city would need to earn $32,390 annually. In San Francisco, the median ...
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Philadelphia, One Of America’s Most Expensive Cities, Hosts Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia, home of the Democratic National Convention, is one of the most expensive cities in America, has a median household income of $62,171, a poverty rate of 13.4%, and a ...
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Cleveland Among Worst, Most Segregated, Most Miserable Cities in America

Cleveland, where the Republic National Convention will be held, has a number of deep problems. Among them is that it is one of the worst cities to live in, and ...
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The 25 Healthiest Cities in America

At 78.5 years, life expectancy in the United States, while trailing several dozen other countries, has continuously risen in the past century. Leading this upward trajectory are the 25 healthiest ...
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50 Worst Cities to Live In

Americans take into consideration a number of factors when deciding where to live, including the quality of schools, the strength of the local economy and job market, the area's safety ...
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Texas bluebonnet field and fence in spring

McAllen Texas Tops List Of Idle Young Americans

According to a new study by 24/7 Wall St. entitled "Cities With The Most Idle Youth", McAllen, TX is the leader. The research was based on several factors: There are ...
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West Virginia University

West Virginia Is State With Most Drug Overdoses

According to a study by 24/7 Wall St. entitled "10 States With The Most Overdoses", West Virginia is at the top of the list. The details: Fatal drug overdoses are ...
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Grand Central

States Where the Most People Live in Cities

Since 1950, Americans have increasingly chosen to live in cities. Today, 81% live in urban areas, more than even before. Urban areas, however, make up just 3% of U.S. land ...
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Packing moving

Cities Americans Are Abandoning

Moving to a new city can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life. Similarly, migration can have a significant impact on an area’s economy. With hundreds of thousands of ...
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Single mother

Honolulu Is Worst City for Single Mothers

24/7 Wall St. recently reviewed a range of social and economic indicators to determine the best (and worst) U.S. metropolitan areas for single mothers and published its study, "The Best ...
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