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Five years ago I shared an article on our Facebook page that listed the 10 worst cities to live in Georgia according to Roadsnacks. RoadSnacks uses a variety of criteria that includes population density, unemployment rates, lowest home values, adjusted median income, education, and crime, and several more.

Since the data from the 2020 Census has been released I thought it was time to update this page.

They analyzed 157 Georgia cities with populations over 5,000 and here were their ten worst cities based on that criteria. Sorry Swainsboro, but you led the pack as the worst city in Georgia according to Roadsnack at least.

Here were the bottom 10 for 2015: Swainsboro, Bainbridge, Thomaston, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Sandersville, Fort Valley, Jesup, Cordele, Vidalia.

Nearly all of the top ten best places to live 5 years ago were Atlanta exburbs/suburbs with the sole exception of Wilmington Island outside of Savannah. The top 10 list included
Alpharetta, Roswell, Mountain Park, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Johns Creek, Druid Hills, Wilmington Island, Suwanee, Dunwoody.

If you don’t see your city listed in the lists below I have included the Excel spreadsheets with the data from 2015 and 2021. Also please note that the 2021 data only includes 124 cities whereas the data from 2015 includes 157 cities. Where did you city

2015 Georgia City Data

2021 Georgia City Data


The 10 Worst Places To Live In Georgia For 2021

  1. Camilla
  2. Forest Park
  3. Clarkston
  4. Monroe
  5. Moultrie
  6. Morrow
  7. Swainsboro
  8. College Park
  9. Bainbridge
  10. Albany

If your town made the bottom 10 I would love to hear your thoughts on whether you agree or disagree with that assessment.  Let us know in the comment field below the article. If you are from Swainsboro you can take comfort that you moved from being the absolute worst to the 7th worst.

The Most Dangerous Cities In Georgia For 2021

  1. College Park
  2. Americus
  3. Albany
  4. Forest Park
  5. Warner Robins
  6. Douglasville
  7. Morrow
  8. Bainbridge
  9. Waynesboro
  10. Clarkston

The 10 Best Places To Live In Georgia For 2021

  1. Alpharetta
  2. Sandy Springs
  3. Milton
  4. Dunwoody
  5. Tyrone
  6. Decatur
  7. Woodstock
  8. Suwanee
  9. Braselton
  10. Fayetteville

Here are the 10 richest places in Georgia for 2021:

  1. Tyrone
  2. Braselton
  3. Milton
  4. Peachtree City
  5. Dunwoody
  6. Suwanee
  7. Flowery Branch
  8. Decatur
  9. Woodstock
  10. Sandy Springs

Here are the 10 safest cities to live in Georgia for 2021:

  1. Milton
  2. Braselton
  3. Tyrone
  4. Hampton
  5. Woodstock
  6. Glennville 
  7. Alpharetta
  8. Acworth
  9. Grovetown
  10. Kennesaw

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Georgia For 2021

  1. Atlanta
  2. Lawrenceville
  3. Statesboro
  4. Brookhaven
  5. Chamblee
  6. Clarkston
  7. Marietta
  8. Dunwoody
  9. Kennesaw
  10. Milledgeville

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By Alan Wood

Musings of an unabashed and unapologetic liberal deep in the heart of a Red State. Crusader against obscurantism. Optimistic curmudgeon, snark jockey, lovably opinionated purveyor of wisdom and truth. Multi-lingual world traveler and part-time irreverent philosopher who dabbles in writing, political analysis, and social commentary. Attempting to provide some sanity and clarity to complex issues with a dash of sardonic wit and humor. Thanks for visiting!

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