These Are The 10 Worst Cities In Pennsylvania For 2017

We used science and data to determine which cities in PA are the real pits.

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Ah, the P.A. Where you’ve got two liberal bookends, and in between, some pretty rural stretches of conservatism. The only place in the country where all the sports teams have the same colors, and where the fans actually know what the heck they’re talking about.

And then there’s the food and the culture. Plus, Pittsburgh has been named as one of the best cities in the nation many times over now.

Pennsylvania might be one of the most interesting and unique states in the nation.

Is it all good in the Keystone State? Of course not. Just like every other state, PA has its least desirable spots. The purpose of this post is to use science and data to determine which places are the worst you could possibly live in if you make Pennsylvania your home.

After analyzing 175 of the state’s most populous cities (over 5,000 people), we came up with this list as the 10 worst places to live in the state of Pennsylvania:

  1. Mckeesport (Photos)
  2. Duquesne (Photos)
  3. Darby (Photos)
  4. Reading (Photos)
  5. Chester (Photos)
  6. Johnstown (Photos)
  7. Mckees Rocks (Photos)
  8. Clairton (Photos)
  9. Aliquippa (Photos)
  10. Tamaqua (Photos)

What? Where are these places you wonder? And before you get all riled up and say we’re picking on small town America, that’s not the case. We understand there’s a lot of good in every place.

However, according to data (which doesn’t measure things like beauty and ‘friendly people’), there are far better options in the state for making a place home. Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and see how your city fared in 2017.

If you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the worst states in America.

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How we determined the worst places to live in Pennsylvania for 2017

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what cities have the least amount of those things.

We don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that people like the following things:

  • Good education
  • Lots of jobs
  • Low crime
  • Low poverty
  • Nice homes
  • High incomes
  • High population density (Lots of things to do)
  • Short work commutes
  • Health insurance

The data comes from the Census’s most recent American Community Survey and from the FBI Uniform Crime Report.

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 5,000 people were considered — leaving 175 cities.

We then ranked each city from 1 to 175 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”.

Finally, we ranked every city on the “Worst Place To Live Score” with the lowest score being the worst city in Pennsylvania — McKeesport. Read on for a detailed look at the 10 worst cities in Pennsylvania.

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1. McKeesport

Population: 19,637
Home Values: $47,100 (7th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 14.9% (10th worst)
If you’re looking to live in Pennsylvania, Mckeesport might not be the best choice as it places 1st in our ranking of the worst places to live in the Keystone State for 2015.

The average family earns $25,697 a year out here, and 28.8% of the population is below the poverty line. Nearly 14.9% of the population is out of work.

And when you consider the crime, it’s just crazy to think of how dangerous it is to live way out here. When you’re in Mckeesport, every year, you have a 1 in 33.2 chance of being robbed. Can you imagine? Perhaps it’s an economic factor, or the fact that the people out there are so isolated, but the fact remains, it’s the 15th most dangerous place in the state, per capita.

2. Duquesne

Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,556
Home Values: $38,600 (2nd worst)
Unemployment Rate: 23.9% (1st worst)
If, by some reason, you were driving through Duquesne, after stopping to ask for directions, you may have noticed that things aren’t so peachy keen here.

It’s tough out there for people to stay afloat when their income levels are so low ($19,776) and they can’t get good jobs (23.9% unemployment rate).

Duquesne ranks as the 2nd wost place in Pennsylvania.

3. Darby

Darby, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,693
Home Values: $76,700 (29th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 14.6% (14th worst)
Darby, where there’s absolutely nothing to do unless you enjoy bowling, ranks as the 3rd worst city in Pennsylvania.

Besides the lack of pure amenities, Darby has some real economic problems to contend with. The unemployment rate hovers near 14.6%, and families earn around $33,750 a year. It’s also the 7th highest in Pennsylvania for crime, where 1 in 27.7 people gets robbed every year.

Does living in a place where people who come to visit are robbed sound like fun?

4. Reading

Reading, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 88,057
Home Values: $67,600 (17th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 20.1% (2nd worst)
While the median household income in Reading is higher than other towns on this list, causing it to be lower down on the list of “worst cities”, Reading still has the 2nd worst unemployment rate in the state, as well as the 48th worst crime index.

Therefore, though the average Reading 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.

5. Chester

Chester, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,016
Home Values: $67,900 (18th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 20.0% (3rd worst)
Chester, PA needs a big hug right now. The unemployment rate here is 20.0%, the median income is just above the poverty line, and the crime is the 22nd highest in the state. You have a 1 in 33.8 chance of being robbed here every year.

Oh yeah, and they had 22 murders a couple of years back.

Chester is right along the Delaware river, south of Philly. Youse could find a much better place to call home.

6. Johnstown

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,369
Home Values: $43,100 (3rd worst)
Unemployment Rate: 16.2% (7th worst)
Welcome to Johnstown, which might be one of the poorest areas in the state. Residents average $24,415 a year in combined income, which is right at the poverty line. In fact, 28.1% of Johnstown residents live below the poverty level.

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Homes here go for an average of $43,100 and the unemployment rate hovers near 16.2%. According to Wikipedia, several efforts have been made over the years to fix the eroding city, including cleaning up the drug use, as the population is leaving its city limits. The city has seen a 12% decrease in population in the last 10 years.

Johnstown is located two hours east of Pittsburgh on Route 119.

7. Mckees Rocks

Population: 6,075
Home Values: $46,300 (5th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 10.0% (47th worst)
If, by some reason, you were driving through Mckees Rocks, after stopping to ask for directions, you may have noticed that things aren’t so peachy keen here.

It’s tough out there for people to stay afloat when their income levels are so low ($28,972) and they can’t get good jobs (10.0% unemployment rate).

Mckees Rocks ranks as the 7th wost place in Pennsylvania.

8. Clairton

Clairton, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,752
Home Values: $46,600 (6th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 14.7% (11th worst)
Clairton ranks as the 8th worst city on this list.

Clairton has the 82nd highest crime rate in Pennsylvania, where residents have a 1 in 51.5 chance of being robbed every year. Homes are the 6th cheapest in the state ($46,600), and the uninsured rate here is far below average as well.

9. Aliquippa

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,296
Home Values: $64,700 (16th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 12.7% (23rd worst)
If you’re looking to live in Pennsylvania, Aliquippa might not be the best choice as it places 9th in our ranking of the worst places to live in the Keystone State for 2015.

The average family earns $30,851 a year out here, and 27.9% of the population is below the poverty line. Nearly 12.7% of the population is out of work.

And when you consider the crime, it’s just crazy to think of how dangerous it is to live way out here. When you’re in Aliquippa, every year, you have a 1 in 51.1 chance of being robbed. Can you imagine? Perhaps it’s an economic factor, or the fact that the people out there are so isolated, but the fact remains, it’s the 74th most dangerous place in the state, per capita.

10. Tamaqua

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,949
Home Values: $58,000 (10th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 10.4% (41st worst)
Tamaqua is another coal mining town in this same region of the state (south of Hazleton).

Here, homes are priced at $58,000, and residents earn around $35,741 a year, combined. Crime and education aren’t horrible, but they’re not great, either.

At least they have a Wawa within an hour distance in any direction.

Wrapping Up The Worst In Pennsylvania

If you’re looking at areas in Pennsylvania with the worst economic situations, where there’s higher than average crime, and not a lot to do, this is an accurate list.

And in the end, McKeesport ranks as the worst city to live in Pennsylvania for 2017.

If you’re curious enough, here are the best cities to live in Pennsylvania:

  1. Camp Hill (Pop. 7,886)
  2. Clarks Summit (Pop. 5,067)
  3. Lititz (Pop. 9,208)

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Detailed List Of The Worst Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City Population Unemployment Rate Home Value
1 Mckeesport 19,637 14.9% $47,100
2 Duquesne 5,556 23.9% $38,600
3 Darby 10,693 14.6% $76,700
4 Reading 88,057 20.1% $67,600
5 Chester 34,016 20.0% $67,900
6 Johnstown 20,369 16.2% $43,100
7 Mckees Rocks 6,075 10.0% $46,300
8 Clairton 6,752 14.7% $46,600
9 Aliquippa 9,296 12.7% $64,700
10 Tamaqua 6,949 10.4% $58,000
11 York 43,853 17.5% $78,800
12 Bradford 8,608 12.9% $54,600
13 Wilkinsburg 15,866 12.5% $72,800
14 Harrisburg 49,232 16.7% $84,400
15 Sunbury 9,758 10.4% $77,700
16 New Castle 22,682 10.4% $61,400
17 Hazleton 25,087 12.8% $84,400
18 Arnold 5,053 9.3% $57,700
19 Coatesville 13,152 15.5% $134,600
20 Uniontown 10,150 10.5% $76,900
21 Connellsville 7,550 7.6% $75,500
22 Lancaster 59,344 12.8% $109,100
23 Philadelphia 1,555,072 13.9% $145,300
24 Carbondale 8,773 10.6% $86,800
25 Beaver Falls 8,768 9.7% $58,500
26 Stroudsburg 5,516 15.3% $177,900
27 Butler 13,517 11.1% $91,600
28 Sharon 13,754 10.1% $59,500
29 Monessen 7,584 9.3% $75,800
30 Ambridge 6,931 10.5% $64,100
31 Lebanon 25,555 14.6% $88,100
32 Titusville 5,438 14.4% $70,300
33 Allentown 119,261 14.0% $126,900
34 Mount Carmel 5,810 7.6% $45,400
35 Williamsport 29,339 12.6% $101,900
36 Corry 6,509 9.4% $74,800
37 New Brighton 5,958 7.2% $69,700
38 Nanticoke 10,356 9.8% $85,400
39 Shamokin 7,253 10.7% $34,500
40 Waynesboro 10,731 14.7% $140,000
41 Wilkes-Barre 41,108 10.5% $77,700
42 New Kensington 12,874 9.9% $89,800
43 Steelton 5,956 9.0% $92,300
44 Chambersburg 20,519 8.0% $157,300
45 Taylor 6,176 11.0% $111,800
46 East Stroudsburg 9,967 18.4% $160,100
47 Easton 26,996 11.8% $125,800
48 Berwick 10,328 9.3% $97,400
49 Washington 13,642 9.6% $95,700
50 Swissvale 8,932 10.4% $77,500
51 Collingdale 8,786 10.9% $119,300
52 Oxford 5,163 9.5% $191,700
53 Scranton 76,064 8.5% $103,700
54 Bangor 5,233 14.1% $153,900
55 Milton 6,993 11.9% $106,300
56 Sharon Hill 5,693 12.2% $123,600
57 Erie 100,678 10.0% $85,900
58 Schuylkill Haven 5,321 11.4% $79,900
59 Red Lion 6,332 6.4% $123,500
60 Coraopolis 5,642 8.5% $83,600
61 Pottsville 14,025 8.7% $69,800
62 Meadville 13,224 8.6% $91,500
63 Wilson 7,838 7.6% $121,800
64 Pittsburgh 305,928 8.6% $94,700
65 Folcroft 6,630 10.0% $118,300
66 Somerset 6,127 10.8% $122,200
67 Plymouth 5,895 7.5% $77,700
68 Lock Haven 9,790 8.6% $106,300
69 Columbia 10,394 8.0% $102,700
70 Dubois 7,672 7.2% $85,000
71 Yeadon 11,506 8.8% $139,700
72 Clearfield 6,106 7.4% $80,000
73 Bloomsburg 14,631 6.8% $130,000
74 Pittston 7,698 10.0% $90,300
75 Hanover 15,403 8.2% $153,500
76 Greenville 5,892 9.1% $78,500
77 Palmerton 5,352 4.9% $106,900
78 Vandergrift 5,095 6.6% $70,200
79 Lehighton 5,388 8.2% $151,100
80 Shippensburg 5,527 9.2% $147,000
81 Punxsutawney 5,899 7.4% $70,800
82 Altoona 45,814 8.5% $85,400
83 Carnegie 7,953 7.5% $95,200
84 West Mifflin 20,237 9.4% $90,600
85 Tyrone 5,415 9.0% $89,800
86 Selinsgrove 5,720 3.0% $133,800
87 Bellevue 8,329 7.9% $101,600
88 California 6,657 9.6% $99,000
89 Warren 9,478 8.9% $80,700
90 Baldwin 19,803 6.7% $116,400
91 Gettysburg 7,615 9.0% $213,300
92 Sayre 5,513 5.9% $110,500
93 Moosic 5,718 4.8% $146,300
94 Turtle Creek 5,324 5.5% $63,400
95 Bethlehem 75,004 7.5% $170,500
96 Greensburg 14,669 7.7% $126,100
97 Olyphant 5,166 3.3% $141,100
98 Indiana 14,050 12.9% $118,000
99 Clifton Heights 6,658 4.5% $134,700
100 Bristol 9,634 7.7% $182,900

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44 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Worst Cities In Pennsylvania For 2017

  1. The facts are screwed from the get go. You’re comparing cities with different populations. I you compare a city with 20people with 6 crimes being committed of course is it going to be the worse, then a city with 30people with the same number of crimes. What you should be comparing is the nature of crimes. You can’t compare drunk and disorderly to a double homicide.

  2. Shenandoah is a filthy blighted town. Crime rate is high. Drug arrests is common. Drug traffic is from reading, pa and NYC via latino community. Average home cost is 6000.00. there are so many abandoned homes .

    Tamaqua- this is a charming town. Homes are kept up. Downtown area is busy and has businesses. They have invested a lot of money into this town.

    I know…….I live near these areas

  3. This article s a crock of you know what, nothing even mentioning Pittsburg. I’m sorry but Pittsburg should have at least made the list. Just someone’s written opinion, stats are one sided and not accurate .

  4. Hi, Just a FYI not that it really matters but THAT IS NOT A PHOTO OF CORRY! I understand the rating I was born here grew up here ~ IT has just recently become quite crappy. The picture you have of it is not Corry, if you need one for you’re story I can send you one. But that is not ANY location in Corry.
    As for crime , are you taking petty crime? Not much crime here can’t remember the last time they had a murder.

  5. Yep, the great W-B area is pretty bad now. A.K.A Dodge City. Thanks to all the peeps coming in from god knows where. So if these peeps stop coming to Wilkes-Barre and “Ruining” it for everyone who has been living there maybe it could be a better place. Unbelievable what a pit it has become thanks to the all the disrespectful outsiders coming in thinking they found a place to litter,loot and commit all their crime. We have enough problems here and don’t need anymore. It is going to take many more years to fix the problems that are at hand already, Heyna!!! Lol!!!

  6. I’m not so convinced that “population density” should be given the weight it is in your numbers, as it is the metric most open to unscientific assumptions and radical interpretation. “Better= more things to do indoors” seems to be quite an associative leap, as many high-poverty/high-population-density communities across the country can attest. Urban food deserts and cultural wastelands with faltering transportation infrastructure that seem to illustrate that any such “things to do” assumption is a fallacy.

    Additionally, where boundaries are drawn matters significantly. In central PA, many towns are nestled in valleys between mountain ridges that lack development opportunities and hinder travel, making them densely-packed islands without the ability to access opportunities in adjacent resources. These “dense, but isolated” spots would be rated high for their density, despite their lack of any substantive “indoor thing to do” besides hang out at the walmart Friday nights. Yet, this community would be rated higher than one in the rolling foothills with well-planned parkland and ample infrastructure that would residents travel twice as far in half the time, allowing them to choose between hanging out at their local walmart on Friday nights or the one in the next town over…

    Finally, when I look at the numbers for a region like “Pittsburgh”, your population count suggests you’re using the MSA or CSA data. In Pittsburgh’s case, that includes several counties’ worth of data that can take considerable time to traverse, represent some of the most distressed towns in the state and some of the most affluent. Comparing that, in aggregate, seems absurd enough, but by using density as a positive metric like this, a small, rather isolated town like Lewisburg higher, as “more likely to have indoor stuff to do” than a town where you can’t go more than 90 feet in any direction without going past a bar/club/restaurant-that-mostly-serves-alcohol sporting “Stillers” jerseys in the windows?”

  7. You are trying to compare apples and oranges. I live in the Rhone section of Nanticoke, and have for several years now. We still get together in the winter and help each other shovel snow, sit on the porch and have a chat with a neighbor, and wave a friendly hello when you see folk on the street. You assume that if there’s not a ton of things to do entertainment-wise indoors that this counts against us. We in the rural areas don’t need a club and a meal at some fancy restaurant to have fun. How about a picnic at the park with your neighbors, where the kids can play together in the fresh air (gasp!) unplugged from video games. Family hiking, swimming, biking, cross country skiing, there things shouldn’t count against us. I would rather live here where I can take my dog for a walk around the block at 2 am if I want without having to worry about being mugged, thanks. If I want to go to a huge museum, I have a car, and I drive there, but I can’t wait to get back to the small town I call home.

  8. I grew up in Corry and go back anytime I can. That #7 picture isn’t Corry either we don’t have the streets painted on the road.

    1. How dumb can you get? The street notations on the roadway are from Google maps images. They aren’t “painted” on the street. I use to have to travel to Corry as I had an account there, it is as bad as they say. The home town I grew up in in PA is depressing, the jobs have been exported to China and Mexico, the middle class has been decimated, drugs and crime are rampant, it’s not the Beaver Cleaver neighborhood I grew up in. I’m sure for those that stayed the changes are more gradual, but step away for 10-20 years and come back and it can be morbidly depressing. I have relatives still in PA, they wouldn’t think of moving, they think the door will shut behind them and they won’t be able to get back. News Flash- We have things called airplanes and airports, you can be just about anywhere in the U.S in 4-5 hours, and actually get back. There is a huge awesome country out there with lots of great places to visit or live at.

  9. it’s a real shame xenophobia isn’t measured for places because then you get the double whammy of horrible adaptation to post industrial economy + “it’s those brown peoples’ fault”

  10. Crime rates are skewed in places with a large amount of commercial development. That is the case for Dickson City. It does not have a large population, but it does have a great deal of commercial development. When the crimes are divided by the residents, it appears to have a high rate. However, most of that crime is probably in the shopping centers, etc., and not committed against local residents.

  11. I agree that Tamaqua does not deserve to be on the list.

    I’m also not convinced that the Hazelton Area has the 3rd worst school district in the state.

  12. So, in the PA version of this list, population density is a good thing. In the NJ, population density is a bad thing. Keep your story straight!

  13. Lived in Lebanon, Pa. I lived in Philadelphia. I now live in Clearfield, PA. I will tell you that you are all wet with your evaluations. Most of the unemployment problems you cite are due to the demise of heavy industries and the governmental murder of the anthracite and soft coal mining industry. Sorry premise rejected, your urban prejudices are showing.

  14. I would personally like to scrutinize the author and this article. Science and data used to compile this list is laughable. There appear to be no real guidelines or perspective with regards to population, size of municipality nor true fact dogging.
    Tamaqua alone offers all TAHS graduates two free years of continued education. That fact alone skews the education dynamic.
    Furthermore, Tamaqua borough is not the line qualifier for the school district, as it also takes in students from West Penn, Schuylkill, Walker and Rush Township. Those areas have larger lot sizes and represent contributing incomes, quality of life and community sponsorship.
    I find this article to be vastly weakened by the comment science and data used. I also regret losing the 20 mins. In reading and replying, as I will never recoup those.
    Shame, shame.

  15. Tsk. So many people bothered by the fact that they’re told their home city is a pit? Let’s face it; the smtartest move is to leave Pennsylvania as soon as someone is of age.

    Instead of complaining about it, maybe if there were more things for younger generations to actually DO around the towns, they wouldn’t have to turn to getting enjoyment through destroying the area. It was an issue when I was growing up, and now, this is the result after multiple generations. If any — any — of the areas mentioned above were to embrace change rather than desperately hang on to a bygone era of “better times” and look to the future, this wouldn’t be a complete reality.

    It’s a pretty sad state when the biggest conversation on this list is about getting the “right” pictures or who has a Sheetz closest to them! For god sake, let it go. Grow, dammit! Stop living in the boomtown years; they’re gone. Over. Ended. Kaput.

    The state is dead or dying; don’t drag down several generations with it, as well.

    1. Agree completely, the only “industry” left is political corruption. I left 30 years ago for better opportunities and found them. No State Income tax, lower cost of living, paid $1.24 for gas a few months ago. I haven’t had a front end alignment for 30 years and my cars don’t rust out, not to mention enduring long, cold and snowy winters. There are many great places to live in this county, I don’t get the myopic view that you can’t leave home. When I left PA I decided if I didn’t like it where I was going, the highways go in both directions in the country (yes…it’s true) so I could point the car north and hit the gas if I didn’t like it. Not sure why people are afraid to try something new or find better places to exist.

  16. Interesting, but woefully incomplete.
    It is nice to see the Pittsburgh area fares well, but there are many municipalities missing particularly in the suburbs, like Allison Park, McCandless, Richland, Pine, etc.
    Are we to assume that they are good, bad, or somewhere in the middle?
    Try again.

  17. Really? I would put Centralia at the top of the list! Underground coal mine fire spewing toxic gases, and causing most of the town’s residents to evacuate? Almost literally hell on earth!

  18. Heh…

    I live in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, and I totally disagree with this list. Wilkes-Barre at number four? Please. It should be at number one or two. It’s a rotting cesspool of drugs, corruption, and violence. There’s no way Nanticoke beats Wilkes-Barre – all the murders, stabbings, and shootings alone make this a much worse place to be.

  19. Over the years the one consistent thing that I have always heard from anyone who has visited my former hometown of Johnstown, PA is, “oh my God, Johnstown is soooooo damn depressing.” It’s like no other description is available. One size fits all I guess.

  20. Yeah well you take a bunch of these coal mining towns and people with low incomes and then you see people like Hillary Clinton wanting to give socialism a new try where do you think all these new state prisons are located in the old dilapidated towns

  21. Johnstown should be #1. at least in new castle you have brand new highway infrastructure to get you to other areas for jobs. johnstown doesnt have anything

  22. I hate to pick on any one town. Most of Pennsylvania, as someone mentioned previously, has been left to die off as major corporations have moved out, the coal industry is on its death bed–looks that way–and even our own politicians have forgotten those who live in small town Pennsylvania. When I think back to what once was–because I don’t see any salvation. One city in Western Pennsylvania’s Mercer County
    looks as if a bomb was dropped and just allowed to continue to rot. Politicians who continually line there own pockets with tax money just don’t care. I could go on and on.

  23. I am totally shocked Lansford and Coaldale are not on the list. Lansford has many abandon buildings. Hardly any stores. As well as Coaldale .

  24. Why are we discussing the “worst” cities in any state. There is poverty and crime everywhere. No need to embarrass the residents who live there. Am I missing something?

  25. “Corry, PA is an isolated place along Route 6 near the New York state line.”

    Poor research! Taking bare stats at face value tells one little about an area’s features.

    Corry is right on Route 6 as you at least did mention and Downtown Corry is less than one mile off Route 6. Corry is a very historic area geographically and economically with rich history dating back to 1861.

    Given that Route 6 is a major east-west historic corridor, Corry is hardly isolated. In fact, stats show that Corry is in fact within 500 miles of approximately half the population of the US and there is an International airport within 45 minutes of Corry.

    There is so much more to Corry that I don’t have time to go into here. I suggest people spend some time researching Corry online as it is worth a visit for anyone passing by on Route 6.

  26. I left outside of Allentown in 96- burbs outside of Phila and ccity and mainline and bucks Cnty nice – everything else is pensyltucky

    1. Do not move to PA !!! I moved away after highschool lived a wonderful life being away. Came back to PA after death in family and been here for last 6 mnths and I’m so depressed. The people are no it all cocky and cut throat in the workplace. They show 0 respect. It is well appealing. As for the atmosphere and the weather well I’m ready to move back to New Jersey, or back down south to the coastal areas. Before any PA residents start sharing at the mouth think again I’m a bucks county naitive. PA is a disgrace.

      1. Politicans on the state and local levels have raped and pillaged our communities and our citizens for years. Shame!! Same!! Shame!!

      2. I’m a former PA resident (lived there for ~30 years). I moved to a completely different state in a much more urban area, and I cannot describe to you how beneficial this change has been for me. The only good things I can really say about Pennsylvania are that it’s a beautiful state, and that it has many amazing historical sites and state parks/forests.

        Having lived there for as long as I did – in a very, very rural area – I learned quickly that most of the people I interacted with are closed-minded and judgmental. Yes, there are people like that everywhere, but with the isolation that is well-accepted with living rurally, you face dealing with people like this day in and day out. It has been so much more relieving to live in an urban area. Although this state is still a Red state, people here are, as a whole, much more open-minded, willing to think about your opinions instead of telling you that you’re flat out wrong if you disagree with them, etc.

        I love some things about PA. But I’m so glad that I moved. I hope to never move back.

  27. All of these cities keep voting democrat hoping to get free stuff, instead they get drugs, illegal aliens and corrupt politicians.

  28. Why do you have a Google Maps screenshot of Oakland, CA at 0:26 in your video? I mean, the Tribune Tavern building in the background is a dead giveaway.

  29. I lived in Shenandoah my whole life and, like other towns around us, the inner city has found us. You can not control who moves into your community. Every community has a right to be destroyed. It cant all be safe and predominantly white like my town was in the 1980s.

    Industry has been exported and poverty has been imported. One day, your town will be on this list

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