by Sarah Curry
Director of Fiscal Policy Studies
A New York Times article from yesterday titled, “Where are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?” shows a county breakdown of the hardest places to live in the US according to some key facts of information.
North Carolina counties overall rank fairly well. Orange, Chatham and Wake were among the highest ranked in the state. Low ranking counties tended to be more focused in the northeastern and southeastern areas such as Halifax, Bladen and Northhampton counties.