It's not a top 10 list you really want to be on that's for sure. A recent study was conducted to discover the trashiest towns in the Nation. Sadly there's a city in Oklahoma that's listed in the top 10 trashiest towns.

The study used several different factors and criteria in determining and ranking various U.S. cities and towns' degree of trashiness. Things like pollution, living conditions, infrastructure, and consumer satisfaction.


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Of course, the population has a lot to do with this. Obviously, the more people you have in one area the more pollution, trash, and infrastructure erosion take place. That's just the way it works, not that it's an excuse.

So what town or city made the dreadful top 10 list of the Nation's trashiest cities? Believe it or not, it's Oklahoma City, OK. According to the study released by OKC ranks at #9 in the U.S. 

Take a virtual tour of some of the worst places & neighborhoods in Oklahoma City, OK.

Like any other large U.S. city, OKC has its fair share of places you don't want to go. Plus due to its population of course there's more trash and pollution. Personally, I think there are more positive than negative factors.

I never considered Oklahoma city to be trashy, but to be fair I've rarely ventured past all the usual stops and touristy places to visit. So maybe there are some areas of OKC that belong on this top 10 list of trashy towns.


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Christine Glade

The study also uncovered that Oklahoma City, OK. ranks in the top 5 of U.S. cities with the most greenhouse gas emissions per capita. We have 2 cities in the Sooner State on that list, Tulsa, OK. is ranked at #4.

According to the study Oklahoma City, OK. had an overall score of 46.51 a pollution score of 5 a living conditions score of 25, and the infrastructure score was 8. Click here for the complete study.

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Keep in mind that the study only focused on 150 of the largest cities in the U.S. so that's not to say some other town in Oklahoma isn't dirtier or trashier. I'm sure we've all seen worse driving the back roads in OK.

The complete study lists the top 50 dirtiness cities in the Nation and it looks like Oklahoma has 2 cities on the list. Both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. OKC was ranked at #9 and Tulsa was ranked #22 on the list.


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In my honest humble non-biased option Tulsa looks worse than Oklahoma City, at least what I've seen of it. But honestly, neither town is that bad, especially when you consider how many people live in these cities.

To check out the entire study and to see how each city ranked and the methodology use you can click here. Say what you want, list or not I say OKC and Tulsa are great places and I enjoy visiting them both.

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I ran across a dead thread on liberal Facebook--AKA--Reddit where people were talking in detail trying to rank the worst cities in the state. While you may not agree politically with your fellow statesmen, you really can't defend a lot of this. Here's the list for least worse to absolute worst as voted by them.

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