From the north in Dallas, TX to the south in San Antonio, TX; and from east to west there are so many great places to settle down and raise a family in Texas. But like Poison sang to us "every rose has its thorn," and these are apparently Texas' top 20 thorns. No offense.

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While there are so many variables that go into saying some place is the "worst," the folks who compiled this list based it on a few things that most every town or city has to deal with.

Of course the Lone Star State is a popular place to call home. We've got the numbers to back up our well placed sense of pride. It's the second-largest state in the U.S. by area, spanning over 261,797 square miles and by population too -- just over 28.7 million people call Texas home.

And while there is an abundance of great and safe communities in here, with all these millions of people you know we're going to have our share of bad eggs.

What constitutes a bad egg?

Well, in this case things including crime rate, or vicinity to crime; some towns may be close to worse neighborhoods or adjacent cities. Also, they took into account the rate of natural disasters. For instance hurricanes are not something that'd land on the "pro" side of most of our pro/con lists. Flooding, too, would likely fall on the con side for most of us.

To help you know the places you may want to avoid, or for something to throw in the face of your cousin who lives in Lubbock (no offense, I love Lubbock), here are The 20 Worst Places to Live in Texas:

These are Apparently the Top 20 Worst Places to Live in Texas

Well in this case things including crime rate, or vicinity to crime; some may be close worse neighborhoods or adjacent cities. Also the rate of natural disasters was taken into consideration. Hurricanes are not something that'd land on the "pro" side of your pro/con list. Flooding would likely fall on the con side too.

To help you know the places you may want to avoid, or for a list to throw in the face of your cousin who lives in Lubbock, here are the 20 worst places to live: