11. Reno, Nevada
Reno is known as “The Biggest Little City in the World,” and is also referred to as Las Vegas’ poorer cousin. Before the 1950s, Reno was the gambling capital of the US. Then Vegas was developed and Reno has been on the economic decline ever since. The Nevadan city sits in a high desert at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Reno has a population of 225,221 and a median household income of $44,846. Over 14% of the population lives beneath the poverty line. The crime rate is another factor which may impact your decision to live there. Reno experiences nearly 39 annual crimes per 1,000 residents.