Holy Taco, the same site that publishes Internet Commenter Wkly, put together a handy guide to determine how ghetto your city is. Basically, it looks at a number of tell tale signs, like the number of check cashing places, the number of Long John Silvers, and the number of housing projects, and it spits out a number. Memphis, TN, for example, scored a whopping 818.
St. Louis only scored a 446, but that's because we don't have as many check cashing places and housing projects. Who needs them, when you can buy a house here for like $400 a month, like I do. And if you don't have a job, the government will let you rent a house that's probably better than mine for like $8 a month. A friend of mine used to manage a number of such properties, until he was accused of being a racist (pshaw!), and he said people would often struggle to even come up with the $8. They'd get like $40 behind, and then he'd have to go threaten them.
How Ghetto is Your City? [Holy Taco]