A new study ranked the worst places to live in America based on things like unemployment, income, and crime.

When you think of the worst cities in America, immediately comes to mind are certain cities that we hear about all the time. And there are certain common problems that all bad cities have.

They are the places that aren’t safe, that have high crime, bad economies, and places where the school systems are in bad shape. If a city has lots of people out of work, and poor income levels, it's not desirable. If home prices are low, there’s not a lot of demand to live there.

And if crime is really high, no one wants to be there.

The cities below all share those qualities. There might be some surprises on this list, but when you look at the unbiased data, it’s hard to argue against it.

After analyzing the biggest 250 cities in the country, here is the list of the worst cities to live in America:

1. Macon, Georgia

2. Jackson, Mississippi

3. Detroit, Michigan

4. Knoxville, Tennessee

5. Chattanooga, Tennessee

6. Rockford, Illinois

7. Savannah, Georgia

8. Memphis, Tennessee

9. Mobile, Alabama

10.Springfield, Missouri

You might be surprised to see some of these cities on this list. We all know there’s a lot of good in every place. However, according to data, which doesn’t measure things like beauty, "friendly people" and community involvement, there are far better options in America for making a place home.

And for those of you who are curious here are the five best cities to live in.

1. Alexandria, VA

2. Plano, Texas

3. Frisco, Texas

4. Naperville, IL

5. Bellevue, WA

via roadsnacks.net