America’s most miserable cities …not Reno

Forbes has released its list of “America’s Most Miserable Cities” …and, no, Reno is not on the list.  Despite Reno’s current economic conditions, the city is not “miserable”…at least according to Forbes’ methodology.

So what are the most miserable cities?

  1. Stockton, Calif.
  2. Miami, Fla.
  3. Merced, Calif.
  4. Modesto, Calif.
  5. Sacramento, Calif.
  6. Memphis, Tenn.
  7. Chicago, Ill.
  8. West Palm Beach, Fla.
  9. Vallejo, Calif.
  10. Cleveland, Ohio
  11. Flint, Mich.
  12. Toledo, Ohio
  13. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  14. Youngstown, Ohio
  15. Detroit, Mich.
  16. Washington, D.C.
  17. Fresno, Calif.
  18. Salinas, Calif.
  19. Jacksonville, Fla.
  20. Bakersfield, Calif.

Source: Forbes’ America’s Most Miserable Cities

Four states (California, Florida, Ohio and Michigan) dominated the miserableness list, collectively accounting for 17 of the 20 cities on Forbes’ list.

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3 Responses to America’s most miserable cities …not Reno

  1. Avatar Tom says:

    Stockton, Merced, Modesto, Fresno, Sac’to, all those central San Joaquin cities, pretty dismal, it is true; but it could be worse– try spending some time these days in a few of the small towns in the central and northern San Joaquin Valley. (CCR may have been ahead of its time):

    ..things got bad, things got worse,
    I guess you know the tune;
    Oh Lord, I’m stuck in Lodi again.

  2. Avatar MikeZ says:

    I can understand most of these choices, but not Fresno, Salinas or Ft. Lauderdale. I would replace those 3 with Providence, RI, Newark and Trenton NJ.

  3. Avatar longerwalk says:

    Another cut coming to city services: Northwest and/or Idlewild pools are on the chopping block. Tonight, February 10, City Council chambers, 6 p.m. The problem is that the city says, ‘our way or not at all’ though there are offers for partnerships. Bleah. Ratty little city.

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