Hempstead, Texas in the news again.

Population: 6,432
Home Values: $54,000 (9th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 20.2% (2nd worst)
The city of Hempstead is the 2nd worst place you can live in the state of Texas in 2015.
It’s unlucky for Hempstead, which has the 2nd highest unemployment rate (20.2%), the 34th lowest household incomes ($33,188) and the 10th lowest home prices in the state ($54,000).
Basically, a lot of people in Hempstead are out of work. And crime is certainly a factor here as well. Although it’s not one of the most dangerous places we’ll look at, it’s in the top 20%.
Add it all up, and this is truly one of the worst places you could live in Texas.
John Amsler - it happened on your watch.

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