And, No, it's not Yakima.

Washington is home to 281 cities and towns. For the size of our state, that's a decent amount considering how much agriculture and farmland we have around here as well.
Not to mention a giant mountain range splitting the state in half.

Through process of elimination there has to be a town that is the 1 in 281. What is it, though? Well, here's your answer.


What is the Worst City in Washington?



Yep, According to 24/7 Wall St., Kelso, Washington is the worst city in Washington State.

And I've been there several times.


I'm here to say, it's definitely not the worst city in Washington from my perspective.
People seemed cool, there were some good restaurants, there was a geeky video game convention I attended every year that's actually starting back up soon and it's right next to Longview which is a decent town. Kelso to Longview is just like Union Gap to Yakima.

They list Kelso as the worst for these reasons.

Poverty Rate is 21.1% with a state average of 10%.
Houses go for around $201k with a state average of almost $400k.
Average household income is $51 with a state average $82.4k
They list 29.1 drug-induced deaths per 100,000 people with a state average of 25.1.

All things to consider if you have an opportunity to move to Kelso. Again, I don't think it's a bad town from all the times I've visited but I've also never had to live there.

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