One Indiana city found itself among one of the dirtiest cities in the United States. Can you guess which one it is?

Indiana towns are really a hot topic lately. When it comes to Indiana, we have no shortage of small towns with a few big cities scattered in there too. Recently we have covered many of these towns in articles such as the worst small towns in Indiana, an Indiana small town that makes you feel like you are in a Hallmark movie, the best must-visit small town in Indiana, the best small town in IndianaHGTV naming this Indiana town as the most charming in the state, and the most expensive place to live in Indiana.

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To keep up with that theme, I saw a recent study the other day about the dirtiest cities in the United States. The list features the top 150 dirtiest cities in the country and out of all 150, only one of those cities is found in Indiana. Chances are, it might not be the first one that comes to mind.

Indiana City Named Among the 'Dirtiest Cities' in the US

Before I reveal Indiana's dirtiest city, here's what LawnStarter had to say about compiling the data to discover the dirtiest cities across the country:

"For each of the 200 biggest U.S. cities, we gathered publicly available data on the factors listed in the table below. We then grouped those factors into four categories: Pollution, Living Conditions, Infrastructure, and Consumer Satisfaction. Next, we calculated weighted scores for each city in each category. Finally, we averaged the scores for each city across all categories. We eliminated 48 cities lacking sufficient data for a fair comparison, resulting in a final sample size of 152 cities."

Given all of that information, the first Indiana city that came to mind wasn't the one that was listed in this study. I don't want to say which city I thought it would be because I'd hate to offend anyone who lives there. However, I'm sure the majority of people reading this might have thought about the same city.

In any event, the dirtiest city in Indiana, according to LawnStarter is none other than our Capital City of Indianapolis. Was that what you were expecting?

Indianapolis came in at number 118 out of 150, so considering all of the cities ahead of Indianapolis, that's not terrible. Looking at the data, Indianapolis ranked 93rd in pollution, 141st in living conditions, 75th in infrastructure, and 60th in consumer satisfaction.

You can see the complete list and discover the dirtiest cities in America by clicking here.

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A majority of these towns were given their names in the mid-to-late 1800s as settlers making their way across the country found unclaimed plots of land and decided to make them their own. While I imagine they thought the names they came up with were innocent, and perhaps a tribute to something in their lives, pop culture has warped our minds to the point since then that we can't help but think of something about the town that was never intended by its founders. Take a look at this list. I guarantee there's at least one name that will make you chuckle.

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