Population: 5,965Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1) Home Values: 1,500 (11th worst) Unemployment Rate: 10.0% (6th worst) More on Sheridan: Data | Jobs | Photos Sheridan is the 5th most dangerous place in the state of Colorado.That’s part of the reason it’s the 2nd worst place in Colorado. The fact is, homes are priced by demand, and there’s little demand to live in Sheridan.Therefore, though the average Federal Heights household brings in a higher income, there are fewer people working here than in other cities across the state.It doesn’t help that everyone has to be constantly worried about crime, either.The cost of a home here is bottom barrell at ,600. Population: 8,813Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2) Home Values: 2,900 (12th worst) Unemployment Rate: 8.7% (12th worst) More on Delta: Data | Jobs | Photos Delta is out in the boonies, south of Grand Junction.
And while the unemployment rate isn’t as bad as other cities, it’s still up there.
We broke crime down into violent crime and property crime to give violent crime a larger weight — if you did a simple calculation of all crimes per capita, property crimes are normally 7x more common and really bias that ranking.
Furthermore, only cities with at least 5,200 people were considered — leaving 71 cities.
We then ranked each city from 1 to 71 for all the criteria with a #1 ranking being the worst for the particular criteria.
Next, we averaged the rankings into one ‘Worst Place To Live Score’.