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northshorebamaman
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The 50 most miserable cities in America
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We've identified the 50 most miserable cities in the US, using census data from 1,000 cities across the country, taking into consideration population change (because if people are leaving it's usually for a good reason), the percentage of people working, median household incomes, the percentage of people without healthcare, median commute times, and the number of people living in poverty.

Often, these cities have been devastated by natural disasters. They've had to deal with blight, and with high crime rates. Economies have struggled after industry has collapsed. These cities also tend to have high rates of addiction.

The state with the most miserable cities was California, with 10 in the top 50. New Jersey was second with nine, and Florida had six.


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1-Gary, Indiana
2-Port Arthur, Texas
3-Detroit, Michigan
4-Passaic, New Jersey
5-Newark, New Jersey
6-Pine Bluff, Arkansas
7-Flint, Michigan
8-Camden, New Jersey
9-Warren, Ohio
10-Huntington Park, California
11-New Brunswick, New Jersey
12-Brownsville, Texas
13-Hialeah, Florida
14-Bell Gardens, California
15-Union City, New Jersey
16-Cicero, Illinois
17-Trenton, New Jersey
18-Albany, Georgia
19-Patterson, New Jersey
20-Huntsville, Texas
21-Lynnwood, California
22-El Monte, California
23-Hammond, Indiana
24-Huntington, West Virginia
25-North Miami, Florida
26-Youngstown, Ohio
27-Cleveland, Ohio
28-Miami Gardens, Florida
29-West New York, New Jersey
30-Plainsville, New Jersey
31-Saginaw, Michigan
32-Jackson, Mississippi
33-North Miami Beach, Florida
34-Fort Pierce, Florida
35-Anderson, Indiana
36-Palmdale, California
37-Hallandale, Florida
38-Reading, Pennsylvania
39-Harlingen, Texas
40-Montebello, California
41-Compton, California
42-San Bernardino, California
43-Mansfield, Ohio
44-Hemet, California
45-Shreveport, Louisiana
46-Danville, Virginia
47-Macon-Bibb County, Georgia
48-Pasadena, Texas
49-St Louis, Missouri
50-Lancaster, California


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Rouge
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
Bunch of miserable fricks in Jersey


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Bawcephus
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
So... basically the entire state of NJ?


Huey Lewis
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
Louisiana didn't make the list, nice.

And yes I see Shreveport. I stand by my statement.


fallguy_1978
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
I've been to a lot of those. Man, Youngstown, Ohio is depressing af.


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Stagg8
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
I can sadly attest to quite a few of these. List is solid. Ellick couldn’t have possibly missed the Top 50 by much.


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PrimetimeDaBoss
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
Shreepote should be higher


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SlowFlowPro
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
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2-Port Arthur, Texas

i was coming to joke that Beaumont MUST be on the list but, good enough for me


Ghost of Colby
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
There’s a lot of truth and accuracy in this list.


fallguy_1978
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
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9-Warren, Ohio

At my previous job I had a client in Warren. It wasn't that bad. I'd live there over Jackson, MS or Youngstown.


JW
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
calling BS on Cleveland .... working there for a few months and it's has some great neighborhoods with good food, a great music scene and very little traffic.

No to mention a world class museum, symphony and pro sports teams.


PiscesTiger
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Concrete, WA
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
Never been to Port Arthur. Is it THAT bad?


3nOut
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
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i was coming to joke that Beaumont MUST be on the list but, good enough for me


If I were going somewhere worse than Beaumont, Port Arthur would be it.

And Harlingen is one of the better towns in the valley. Brownsville I get, but I’d go with San Benito, Donna, Mercedes, Weslaco, Pharr. Edinburg, La Féria, Hidalgo, etc well before Harlingen.


fallguy_1978
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
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calling BS on Cleveland .... working there for a few months and it's has some great neighborhoods with good food, a great music scene and very little traffic

I worked in Cleveland for 6 months. I hated it


Rouge
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
Only reason Jackson, Ms isn't higher is because ignorance really is bliss


tiger1014
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
Shreveport isn’t bad for a medium sized town. Nothing special but it has casinos, good hunting/fishing, etc. Can think of many worse places

How the frick did Beaumont not make that list?


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Bruco
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Member since Aug 2016
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
They were nice to the Chicago metro by only including Gary. There are a few others that probably belong like Harvey or Calumet City.

You know it’s a sad town when this is the entire Wikipedia description;

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Harvey is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, and a south suburb of Chicago. The population was 25,282 at the 2010 census. The city suffers from high levels of unemployment (22.0%), poverty (33.2%), and crime..


EDIT: missed Cicero, that definitely belongs
This post was edited on 9/29 at 2:14 pm


PiscesTiger
Seton Hall Fan
Concrete, WA
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
Cleveland is a fun town as long as you do not go east. Some great nightlife and fun bars.


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c on z
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
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Never been to Port Arthur. Is it THAT bad?

For the number of plants that exist in the area I have never seen a more lifeless place.


Paul Allen
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re: The 50 most miserable cities in America
Northern and western NJ is really pretty


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