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Old 11-04-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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How come Detriot isn't on that list? They're closing schools left and right to save money. Or Highland Park, MI? They just not only turned off most of the street lights, but they also removed the lights and the poles they were on. Yes, Greenville does have a lot of poor people. But most cities that are in a constantly depressed area like Eastern Carolina do have large numbers of economically challenged citizens. People tend to flock to where the jobs and opportunity area.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:31 AM
 
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How come Detriot isn't on that list? They're closing schools left and right to save money. Or Highland Park, MI? They just not only turned off most of the street lights, but they also removed the lights and the poles they were on. Yes, Greenville does have a lot of poor people..
Looks like they're ranking on a ratio of average debt to median income and weighting that against unemployment, which is a stupid way to determine "brokeness" but whatever. Also, Detroit's at #18 on that list, just behind Wilmington. And Flint comes in at #26.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Looks like they're ranking on a ratio of average debt to median income and weighting that against unemployment, which is a stupid way to determine "brokeness" but whatever. Also, Detroit's at #18 on that list, just behind Wilmington. And Flint comes in at #26.
I was just looking for Greenvile. I expected Detriot to be at number 1.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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This list seems to be based on information provided on personal citizens - not the actual city governments themselves.

You could do this survey next month and the rankings could change. Greenville's unemployment rate is always affected by it's large student population. When school is not in session, the unemployment rate goes up (summertime, etc.).
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