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The 50 “Most Miserable” Cities in America
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The 50 “Most Miserable” Cities in America

According to a report by Business Insider, the title of the most miserable city in the United States goes to…

…Gary, Indiana.

BI says that the 50 “most miserable cities” are made so mostly by poverty and a lack of opportunities to pull oneself out of poverty.

   We’ve identified the 50 most miserable cities in the US, using census data from 1,000 cities, 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. (source)

Business Insider also took into account the havoc wrought by natural disasters, blight (abandoned houses), crime, and addiction rates. This spreadsheet shows how they arrived at their conclusions using data from the US Census Bureau.
Why is Gary, Indiana so miserable?

Gary used to be a hub of manufacturing, but those jobs have long-since gone elsewhere. When the jobs went away, so did many of the residents. Of the ones who remain, barely 50% are employed and 36% live under the poverty line.

The only positive effect of the struggling population is that when people left, certain crimes left, also.

   A drug-enforcement agent who grew up in the area told The Guardian in 2017: “We used to be the murder capital of the US, but there is hardly anybody left to kill. We used to be the drug capital of the US, but for that you need money, and there aren’t jobs or things to steal here.” (source)

But Gary isn’t the only place that people can’t get ahead.
Three states have several miserable cities.

If you’ve been paying attention to the homelessness crisis and the fecal matter in the streets, you will probably be unsurprised to hear that California has more miserable cities than any other state, with 10 falling into the 50 most miserable list.

California is followed by New Jersey, with nine miserable cities, and Florida, with six.

The other miserable cities on the list are scattered across the country. Things are so bad in many of these cities that it’s safe to say, the SHTF has quietly arrived and set up camp, while the rest of the country remains relatively oblivious to their plights.
Why makes these cities so “miserable?”

Many of the “most miserable cities” have stories of violence, natural disasters, drug addiction, and crumbling infrastructures. Quite a few have factories that have moved elsewhere, leaving a large swath of the population unemployed and living in poverty. It’s easy to tell people they need to get jobs. But people in these places know that for many, there are no jobs to get. Housing is unaffordable on the local average wages for those who do have jobs.

Read the whole post here :https://thewashingtonstandard.com/the-50...n-america/

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Gee. Wonder how many of these "miserable cities" are run by Libbies?
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(10-08-2019, 02:08 PM)Lobster Boy Wrote: Gee. Wonder how many of these "miserable cities" are run by Libbies?

Not all of them, but most of them. Some cities ave been handed a bad hand economically, like most of those listed in Northeast Ohio.
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(10-08-2019, 02:10 PM)Hamburger Wagon Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 02:08 PM)Lobster Boy Wrote: Gee. Wonder how many of these "miserable cities" are run by Libbies?

Not all of them, but most of them.  Some cities ave been handed a bad hand economically, like most of those listed in Northeast Ohio.

Yeah, I've traveled to that area before. A whole lot of shuttered factories. Thanks, Reagan, Bushtard 1, Klitton, Bushtard 2 and King Ovomit.
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Here's the top 20

20 – Huntsville, Texas
19 – Paterson, New Jersey
18 – Albany, Georgia
17 – Trenton, New Jersey
16 – Cicero, Illinois
15 – Union City, New Jersey
14 – Bell Gardens, California
13 – Hialeah, Florida
12 – Brownsville, Texas
11 – New Brunswick, New Jersey
10 – Huntington Park, California
9 – Warren, Ohio
8 – Camden, New Jersey
7 – Flint, Michigan
6 – Pine Bluff, Arkansas
5 – Newark, New Jersey
4 – Passaic, New Jersey
3 – Detroit, Michigan
2 – Port Arthur, Texas
1 – Gary, Indiana
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Half my family lives in #24 Huntington, Wva

I will let them know they made the list! Heartflowers
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I notice Stockton & Oakland CA are not on the list. Wouldn't recommend visiting either place.
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(10-08-2019, 03:30 PM)blind prophet Wrote: I notice Stockton & Oakland CA are not on the list. Wouldn't recommend visiting either place.

I noticed Syracuse and Baltimore were also missing. Neither are tourist destinations.
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(10-08-2019, 03:21 PM)Hamburger Wagon Wrote: Half my family lives in #24 Huntington, Wva

I will let them know they made the list!   Heartflowers

Tell them to drag an old jalopy home and set it up on blocks in the front yard and throw some old tires up on their roofs. They can do better than #24.
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(10-08-2019, 03:34 PM)Pope Trollalotta Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 03:30 PM)blind prophet Wrote: I notice Stockton & Oakland CA are not on the list. Wouldn't recommend visiting either place.

I noticed Syracuse and Baltimore were also missing. Neither are tourist destinations.

I knew Baltimore has been bad for a long time, Syracuse I wasn't aware of as being all that bad, I just know about the collegiate stuff out that way.
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