Study Names Bridgeton One of the Worst Places to Live in America
As if the town of Bridgeton hasn't been through enough heartache recently, it's now listed inside the top 15 of the 50 Worst Cities to Live In.
According to a new study conducted by 24/7 Wall St., Bridgeton, Cumberland County, ranks not only as the worst place to live in New Jersey, but the 13th worst place to live in the United States.
The reports finds Bridgeton's average household earns just over $34,000 a year, putting it in the country's poverty rate's top 10 percentile.
Bridgeton is also top 10 for violent crimes per 100,000 residents (year ending 2017).
Over the past five years, the city’s population dipped more than one percent with residents moving out at an alarming rate.
These findings come at a town when the town is bonded together searching for Dulce Maria Alavez, a 5-year-old girl who went missing from a Bridgeton playground last September.