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East St. Louis tops lowest average credit score list

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East St. Louis, Illinois was listed No. 1 in the country for lowest average credit score. In a top-10 list created by CBS, East St. Louis' residents average a credit score of 581.

According to the listing, the city is also credited as being the most violent city by Bloomberg News. The article cites that East St. Louis has lost about two-thirds of its population since 1950 and is down to about 27,000 residents. The household income is at around $19,100. The state's median household income is listed at $57,000.

Also appearing on the list is Flint, Michigan, coming in at No. 4. The city has been in national headlines of late due to a water contamination crises. That's not the only city from Michigan represented, Detroit appears at No. 10 and Benton Harbor is listed at No. 9. The rest of the list can be found here.

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