Taft ranked one of worst U.S. cities to live in
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
If you live in Kern County, you might be living in one of the worst cities in the U.S.
A new study by 24/7 Wall Street came out listing the 50 worse U.S. cities to live in and Taft ranked 42nd.
The study took into account the following factors for Taft's poverty and unemployment, and violence rates.
But the Mayor of Taft, Dave Noerr says he won't take the word of a study over his own experiences in the city.
“Taft is a wonderful place“I travel around the world literally and no matter where I go at the end of every trip I am so happy to come back to the city of Taft, come back to the people that make up the city of Taft," Noerr said.
Both Arvin and California City made the list as well, landing in spots 47th and 3rd respectively.