Ouch! Houston was crowned the dirtiest city in the list of top 20 US cities

Oh, Chile! Roommates, you might be living in one of the dirtiest cities in America! A recent study sent the Internet into meltdown after revealing a list of the 20 dirtiest cities in America.

Top 20 dirtiest cities in America

Based on Hill, LawnStarter, a lawn care provider, has evaluated over 150 major U.S. cities. Their research focuses on pollution, living conditions, infrastructure and citizen satisfaction.

Social networks shook after Houston, Texas, has been awarded the title of dirtiest city to live in. The Hill reports that Houston ranked highest due to its severe cockroach problem, high pollution levels, and greenhouse gas emissions from large industrial plants.

Despite these assertions, some Houstonians expressed greater satisfaction with the city’s cleanliness than residents in 33 other major cities.

Completing the top 5 list is Newark, New Jersey, secured second place. It dropped from the number one spot as dirtiest city.

The list goes on with San Bernardino at number three, next is Detroit, Michigan at number four, and JErsey City, New Jersey at number five.

Many cities in California, including Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, were also identified as the dirtiest. San Bernardino, for the second year in a row, had the highest number of residents dissatisfied with cleanliness. Furthermore, the study highlights the water challenges facing the Southwest, which are increasing due to drought and climate change. However, Las Vegas emerged as the most polluted area, holding 19th place.

See the full list below:

  1. Houston, Texas
  2. Newark, New Jersey
  3. San Bernardino, California
  4. Detroit, Michigan
  5. Jersey City, New Jersey
  6. Bakersfield, California
  7. San Antonio, Texas
  8. Fresno, California
  9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  10. Yonkers, New York
  11. Shreveport, Louisiana
  12. New York, New York
  13. Birmingham, Alabama
  14. Ontario, California
  15. Los Angeles, California
  16. Modesto, California
  17. Palmdale, California
  18. Hollywood, Florida
  19. Las Vegas, Nevada
  20. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Social media reacted to the listing

Of course, Roomie couldn’t resist weighing in and giving their reaction to the news in Shade Room comments section. Many social media users were shocked to learn about the study’s findings.

Instagram user @318roo wrote “I don’t believe there is any city dirtier than New York.”

Instagram user @richidollarz wrote, “Houston beats NY is WILDDDD.”

Another Instagram user @likewhat_youcee wrote, “Philly and Chicago not being here makes me a little skeptical about this list.”

While Instagram user @maintisha wrote: “Oh I see!!! You guys must be ranking men!!!”

Instagram user @itsrachelsimone then wrote, “Doesn’t Harlem have rats next to alligator shoes?”

Instagram user @getemhuskey wrote, “Well since Houston is so dirty STOP DOWN HERE AND MOVE AFTER A FUN SUNDAY EXPERIENCE!! We are FULL!!”

Finally Instagram user @athereshego921 wrote, “Sir, I’m sitting on an nYC. subway platform now… who do I submit my proof to? Because how? NY has to be the dirtiest city ever and I live here.”

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