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30 Saddest Cities in the U.S.

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Some cities are full of happy people, and they're well known for having an abundance of residents that wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Granted, people that live in these cities may not run around with a large smile on their face, but 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. They may not have a huge mansion or an amazing vehicle, but that's alright! Unfortunately, some places don’t have that luxury.

Instead of walking around with a smile, citizens of some cities have a frown plastered on their face and a dark, black cloud looming over their head. Of course, 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 that often signals a socio-economic problem. Naturally, this means that there could be a  high poverty rate and high unemployment. In fact, one of the main reasons people are unhappy with their living situation is because they don't make enough money to pay the bills and every other expense we have day to day.

Because there are cities at the top, that means that there’s always going to be someone at the bottom. We've made a list of the 30 cities that rank as the unhappiest in the country because 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 sad cities, you might think about moving to the Happiest Cities in the Nation.

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