America's Most Miserable Cities

America's Most Miserable Cities. #1 = Detroit, a city I've only encountered at its airport, one of the worst I've ever been in.

Commute times 80
Income tax rates 87
Superfund sites 135
Unemployment 149
Violent crimes 150
Weather 95

Misery Measure 696

Motown is the worst in the country when it comes to violent crime, with an annual rate of 1,251 crimes for every 100,000 residents. Unemployment in the area is below the double-digit rates it hit in the early 1990s, but at 8.5% over the past three years, it is still the second-highest in the country among the 150 largest metro areas

#10=Providence R.I. If I lived in Providence, I would be conflicted. Sure we're bad, but at least we're not Detroit.

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