Fitchburg is also located in the north-central part of the state, along MA-2. Again, the household incomes here are really, really low, and the average home value is 9,500.
It’s looking like if you make the drive east-west from Lowell to Greenfield, you should probably just stay in your car. That means it ranks as the 14th lowest in Massachusetts.
This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased.
Homes are the cheapest in the state, and at $146,400, just about anyone with a pulse can buy a home here.
However, the unemployment rate (12.4%) is the 2nd highest in Massachusetts, and income levels are far below the state average.
The unemployment rank is the third-highest in the state and residents here earn the sixth-lowest salaries in Massachusetts. There are only three other cities in the state with a higher crime rate (Holyoke has the worst crime).
If you live in New Bedford, you can brag to your buddies at the bah that you have it rough, and they should buy you a bucket of Sam Adams.
Population: 13,326Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 6) Home Values: $149,400 (2nd worst) Unemployment Rate: 11.1% (4th worst) If you want cheap housing, move to North Adams.