Crafting a thriving city isn't easy, especially when you have natural disasters working against you. Between high poverty and crime rates to unending natural disasters, these are the roughest cities to make a living. Some have been able to turn things around for the better, but many suffer from civilian and economic blight.
In 2011, the New York Times listed Reading as the poorest city in the United States. The city struggled after factories closed down and laid people off. Today, an estimated 44% of households are on food stamps.