Recent poll ranks Kinston 6th worst city in North Carolina

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Some cities in Eastern North Carolina are getting a bad reputation from a recent poll.

A site named found the top 10 worst cities to live in the state. Tarboro came in at number 3 and Kinston is number 6.

The site used data such as population, unemployment rates, income, crime and education to determine which cities fell on the list. Kinston’s major, BJ Murphy, says this information is misleading.

“The city of Kinston is tired of being bullied, when some unknown entity publishes a report and then spreads it all over Facebook and Twitter and it is not the gospel, in fact the FBI says do not compare one city to another.”

Murphy says he contacted the Attorney General’s office to look into the report.

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