CLEVELAND -- Those who live in Cleveland know the gems our city has to offer.
We have a vastly underrated food scene and some of the most passionate fans in sports. Unfortunately, those factors didn't count when 24/7 Wall St. conducted its annual ranking of the worst U.S. cities in which to live.
This year, Cleveland was deemed the fifth worst city for living, a steep contrast to last year's rankings, in which Cleveland didn't even make the list.
24/7 Wall St. examined 600 U.S. cities recording populations above 50,000 in 2016. The study collected data across nine categories: crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure. According to 24/7 Wall St., specific measures contributed to a city’s overall category score. Learn more about the study's methodology here.
According to the study, Cleveland ranked fifth due to its widespread poverty, high crime rate and employment rate. 24/7 Wall St. says the city's 35 percent poverty rate is more than double the national rate.
Toledo also made the list, ranking 35th due to its violent crime rate. Canton ranked 33rd due to its 31.5 percent poverty rate and low property values.
See the entire study and list of rankings here.