This Fairfield County city just made a national ‘50 Worst Cities’ ranking

TRD New York /
Feb.February 14, 2019 10:06 AM

A city in Fairfield County has landed on a less-than-ideal “top 50” ranking. Financial news website 24/7 Wall St. placed Bridgeport 49th on its list of the “50 Worst Cities to Live in America,” according to the Fairfield County Business Journal. “Bridgeport was faulted for its economic struggles — a 20.8 percent poverty rate and average household earnings of $44,841 a year — that is exacerbated by goods and services being priced 30.8 percent higher than the national average,” the outlet reported. The city’s unemployment and crime rates also played a part in its ranking. Newburgh in Orange County also landed on the list compiled by 24/7 Wall St., in 37th place. Mendota, California, outside Fresno, took the “top” spot on the website’s list, which used data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey and other government statistics. [FBJ]


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