Are These the Worst Small Towns in Arizona?
Arizona is resplendent with charming small towns, well-planned, world-class cities, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
But not everything is prickly pear wine and cactus flowers in the 'Zone. A recent study has determined the absolute worst small towns in Arizona.
A recent study by RoadSnacks.net a variety of factors to drill down on the worst small towns in Arizona. A high rate of poverty and a low level of opportunity are some of the factors that determined the ratings.
This Study Found the Worst Small Towns in Arizona
The study looked at many factors, like the size of the population, the unemployment rate, and the value of homes in the area.
There are a lot of factors that went into determining the ratings, but here are the top three towns the rated as the worst in Arizona.
The Worst Small Towns in Arizona
After analyzing 114 small Arizona towns, the study found the top (or bottom) small towns in Arizona. Here are the bottom three small towns in Arizona:
According to Wikipedia.org, Peridot is an unincorporated community in Gila and Graham counties. This town has a population of 1,676, but the unemployment rate is 37.2% and the poverty rate is 34.9%.
This tiny little town does not have a lot of opportunities. It rated 3/10 for a worst small town in Arizona.
2. Ak-Chin Village
The small town of Ak-Chin village only has a population of 1,228, but nearly a quarter of the citizens are unemployed.
There isn't a great deal of opportunity for the citizens of this small community. Ak-Chin Village garnered a 3/10 on a rating scale.
But the previous two towns have nothing on this small town, that game is right at the bottom of the list.
Lukachucai has a small population of only 1,497 people. The study gave this town a 2 out of 10 rating, bringing it in as the worst small town in Arizona.