Most 'Miserable' US Cities
Forbes list includes Memphis, Stockton, Detroit, and Miami
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2010 12:18 PM CST
Cleveland is No. 1. Here, a young man leaps into Lake Erie off an old pier west of downtown.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

(Newser) Forbes is out with its list of the "most miserable cities" in the US, based on a host of factors including unemployment, violence, weather, taxes, corruption, and sports teams. New York City made the list at No. 16, thanks its commute times and taxes. The top 10 honorees:

  1. Cleveland
  2. Stockton, Calif.
  3. Memphis
  4. Detroit
  5. Flint, Mich.

  1. Miami
  2. St. Louis
  3. Buffalo
  4. Canton, Ohio
  5. Chicago

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Feb 22, 2010 5:45 PM CST
Pretty accurate list. Now they should show the demographic breakdown of these cities. You'll see a trend.
Feb 21, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Honestly, I'm shocked that Milwaukee didn't make the list: it's got every shortcoming of Chicago plus suburbs that are even more racist than Chicago's. And that takes some doing
Feb 21, 2010 4:19 PM CST
I dont live there anymore but I still love Cleveland, you have to be a hearty person to live there, that is what makes Browns fans the best in football. Hang in there Cleveland you are still the best location in the nation.