20 Saddest Cities in the U.S.

Some cities are full of happy people. While they may not run around with a large smile on their face, they are content and pleased with their living situation. At the end of the day, isn’t that what we want? We all want to be happy in life. However, some places don’t have that luxury.

Instead of walking around with a smile, citizens of other cities have a frown plastered on their face. Granted, not all residents are cooped up in their house crying, but there are other indications that people aren’t happy with where they live. Sometimes it’s a high crime rate, a high poverty rate, and even high unemployment. There’s always going to be someone at the bottom, and here are 20 cities that rank as the unhappiest in the country. Their emotional well-being overall is lower than average.

We gathered our information from Gallup and Healthways partner, who created the Community Well-Being Index. This measures American cities based on how well they provide for social and financial success, community integration, and life purpose for the residents. If you live in one of these top 100 metro areas, you might think about moving to the Happiest Cities in the Nation.