What Is The Worst County In Montana To Live In?

Opinions are like, well, I can't really say because we try and keep things clean here, but I think you know how the rest of that saying goes.

It's true, though, everyone has an opinion and sometimes you'll agree and sometimes you'll disagree.

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I can't say for certain if I agree or disagree with this latest study that has named a certain county in Montana as the sure fire without a doubt worst county to live in.

Main reason, I haven't spent enough time in this county.

I would have to believe the people that live and work in this county would argue it's not the worst, because there can always be a silver lining.

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What Makes A Place To Live The Worst?

The website 24/7 Wall St. is who came up with this list of the worst counties to live in for each state in America, so it's their opinion as to what is the worst county in Montana to live in.

As for how they figured it out, here is their methodology:

To determine the worst county to live in every state, 24/7 Wall St. constructed an index of three measures: poverty, bachelor’s degree attainment among adults, and average life expectancy at birth. The selection of these three measures was inspired by the United Nations’ Human Development Index.

Using those measures they determined that the worst county in Montana to live in is:

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Roosevelt County

Here's what 24/7 Wall St. says about Roosevelt County:

Roosevelt County is located near the northeast corner of Montana, largely within the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Due to a number of historical and contemporary factors, many Native American reservations are among the poorest communities in the United States — and Roosevelt is no exception. An estimated 32.3% of the population live below the poverty line, more than double the 12.5% share of Montana residents.

Health outcomes in the county are also far worse than they are statewide. Life expectancy at birth in Roosevelt is just 69.5 years, nearly a decade below the 78.7 year state average.

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