Do you live in one of the worst small towns in Michigan?

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The results are in, and if you do, you will not be happy about it.

Road Snacks has put together the 10 worst small towns to live in Michigan in 2024, and there is a new number one. In 2023 Mio was named the worst small town in Michigan. Mio is still on the list - just in a different position.

We certainly believe there are good and bad points about any small town, village, or city in Michigan - and that is certainly true for the places named the worst small towns in Michigan.

To determine the worst small towns in Michigan, Road Snacks looked at the following criteria,

  • High Crime
  • Poverty
  • Employment Rate
  • Home Value
  • Median Income
  • Population
  • Education

Small towns in Genesee County, Lapeer County, Shiawasee County, Wayne County, Oakland County, and Livingston County do not make the list.

Michigan counties that are home to the worst small towns include the following,

  • Osceola County
  • Isabella County
  • Crawford County
  • Arenac County
  • Montcalm County
  • Roscommon County
  • Ogemaw County
  • Berrien County
  • Clare County
  • Oscoda County

Without further ado, here are the 10 worst small towns in Michigan, according to Road Snacks.

10 Worst Small Towns In Michigan 2024

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