The Most Miserable City in Each State

The Declaration of Independence. It speaks of the unalienable rights of every American to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. And our forefathers could have told every one of us that location has a lot to do with that last right.

When their ancestors weren’t happy with the status quo in Britain, they migrated to much, much greener pastures to find their happiness. Are you starting to feel like a change is in order for you to find your happiness?

Well, we advise steering clear of any of the following cities on this list. Due to a number of factors, these are the most miserable city from each state. Read on to find out which city in your state made the list!

**Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts, and areavibes.com

Casper, Wyoming

Casper, Wyoming

In a city with a population of approx 57,000, the median household income is about $60,000, which is above the national average. However, Casper has the lowest income growth in the country and the crime rate there is about 16% higher than the national average.  That means that if you move there, you'd have a one in 34 chance of becoming a victim of some kind of crime.

Wyoming, itself has the third-highest work hours per week and the highest suicide rate. Coincidence? We think not. But, if you are plannig a move to Wyoming, may we suggest Cheyenne? It is considered the happiest city in the state.

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Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

With a median income of approximately $47,000 per household and about 24.4% of the city living below poverty level, it is easy to see why Burlington might be the most miserable city in the state of Vermont. Oh, and did we forget to mention? The cost of living and the cost of housing are both higher than the national average by 16 and 34%, respectively.

And if all of that wasn't enough to make anyone miserable, the state of Vermont has the highest rate of both teen and adult drug users in the entire country. But strangely enough, South Burlington made it to the top of the list when it came to Vermont's happiest cities.

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