I am a born and raised, native Idahoan. While I moved away from a handful of years once upon a time, Idaho has and always will be "home" for me--no matter where life takes me. Of course, the secret about our great state is out--study after study shows that the masses are moving into not only the Treasure Valley but the State of Idaho as a whole, too. While it may be annoying to some, it's tough to blame the droves of people coming here. Our state offers a thriving and lively downtown scene in Boise, some of the best outdoor adventures in the world--just in our back yard, and some really great resort towns like McCall, Ketchum, and Coeur d'Alene.

According to a recent list, however--not all of Idaho is so glamorous. I was tapping through Snapchat stories like I do when I'm bored and came across these findings in a recent article. After considering data from the FBI, CDC, and the U.S. Census Bureau, this list names the "worst" cities to call home in each of the fifty states. Cities that have less than 8,000 residents were not considered.

Who doesn't love ALL of Idaho? Which city could be the "worst"?


I can't ever imagine calling any city in our GEM STATE, the WORST!


Well according to THIS data, the worst city to call home in the State of Idaho is:

Blackfoot, Idaho.

Home of the Idaho Potato Museum AND the WORLD'S largest potato chip, our beloved Blackfoot is taking some heat because jobs outside of agriculture are limited and about 75% of residents aren't very close to any sort of grocery store. I filled up with gas in Blackfoot, Idaho once and thought it was just fine.

To quote some stats:

  • Median home value: $124,100 (state: $192,300)
  • Poverty rate: 15.4% (state: 13.8%)
  • 5 yr. avg. unemployment: 1.9% (state: 4.7%)

See results for all 50 states, HERE.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.


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