'Shitburbs' are often in the inner ring of suburbs but may lie outside of it as well. The streets are often lined with trailer parks, Section 8 housing, and vacant shopping centers. The few tenants in the shopping centers are quite familiar to ghetto residents, and include such places as pawn shops, payday loan stores, plasma donation centers, dollar stores, nail salons, social service agencies and the like.
Shitburbs are not always populated by minorities, they are often home to white trash as well. Don't be shocked to see $30,000 trucks with duallys parked in front of rusty trailers.
Though there are jobs in shitburbs, they are usually of the heavy industrial type and the workers leave-quickly-as soon as they punch out.
Most major metro areas have one or more shitburbs, and some examples include Harvey, Illinois (Chicago); East St Louis, Illinois (St Louis); and Cudahy, Wisconsin (Milwaukee)