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24/7 Wall St: Worst-Run Cities in America

10. Hialeah, Fla.

Violent crime per 1,000 people: 4.36 (26th lowest)
Poverty rate: 22.1% (35th highest)
Adult population graduated from high school: 68.6% (5th lowest)
Credit rating: not rated
Population: 225,461

Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in the state, and yet it receives little press attention, largely because it is overshadowed by the neighboring city of Miami. In many ways, Hialeah is an improvement on its larger neighbor, posting the 26th lowest violent crime rate in the country, as well as the third-lowest vacant homes rate, at just 5%. However, Hialeah also has a 12-month unemployment rate of more than 15% — higher than Miami and all but a few of America’s largest cities. The city, which has grown very quickly over the past several decades, has one of the lowest percentages of adults with health insurance, at 28.6%.

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