These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Iowa

We used science to determine which places in The Hawkeye State are the real pits.

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Is Iowa a perfect place? Far from it. In fact, there are lots of places in The Hawkeye State that are lousy.

In order to run an analysis on where the worst places in Iowa are located, we had to measure everything from crime, the local economy and even the public school funding.

The result? The 10 Worst Places To Live In Iowa. Enjoy the video below.

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11 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Iowa

  1. Whoever conducted this survey hasn’t a clue of what they are talking about. I am proud to have lived in Maquoketa all my life.I can think of lots of other towns in Iowa that I wouldn’t spend a single night in.

  2. I’ve been to all these towns work in every fore mentioned town. All towns mentioned in this post are beautiful and unique in its own way. I still pick any of them over Chicago, LA, New York or some big crime ridden cities in a heart beat.

  3. Maquoketa: Most boring, #14 on crime, #7 in unemployment, and poorest in State of Iowa. This based on only the small cities. It is more economical for me to live there, that is why I moved to Maquoketa. I am helping their economy by buying locally my groceries, household goods, etc. and hiring locals to fix up my place and maintain my lawn. Maquoketa population is a little over 6k. However, it now has a fine arts center and one of the best fairs in the State. They never mentioned how friendly the people are and I have gotten to know quite a few. They have a newer Walmart, Fareway, True Value, Kwik Star, and Comfort Inn. If the poorest people in the State, then how can they think they could support all these establishments? Maquoketa Caves is also one of the most popular parks in the State! Wonder how current is this video?

  4. This sounds like a bad attempt at a Freshman school project. If as much care went into obtaining the data as went into editing, you know it is crap!

  5. What about cedar rapids? Delivery drivers from local pizza chains get robbed a lot here, and high crime rates too.

  6. This selection and naming of deficient towns in Iowa is not presented in any meaningful way. I am an Iowa Farm Boy. I’ve traveled and work the world over. I still love Iowa (except for the cold weather). What Iowa needs is NOT a list of towns judged to be deficient. It needs serious research on what happens in an agricultural State when Family Farms no longer belonging to families who live there. . . . .but more often belong to absentee owners, including corporations. The income from the land used to be spent in local communities. Now the income escapes to owners living in far away mansions and to Wall Street. The real farming wealth of Iowa does not trickle back to Iowa. Thus much of Iowa is caught in a state of deterioration.

  7. this guy is a shoein for being a reporter with CNN. Has no idea what he is talking about talk about reporting fake news. Thanks for wasting my time guy.

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