Special Report

The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

Most Miserable Cities in America

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25. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
> You like what you do every day: 74.9% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 76.1% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 36.6% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 54.4% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 66.8% agree
> Median household income: $40,445
> Violent crime rate: 650.9 per 100,000 people

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24. New Orleans-Metairie, LA
> You like what you do every day: 73.7% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 74.1% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 36.2% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 55.8% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 64.8% agree
> Median household income: $48,804
> Violent crime rate: 558.8 per 100,000 people

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23. Killeen-Temple, TX
> You like what you do every day: 75.6% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 73.0% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 40.1% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 52.3% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 73.3% agree
> Median household income: $52,202
> Violent crime rate: 386.9 per 100,000 people

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22. Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA
> You like what you do every day: 73.7% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 74.8% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 43.7% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 53.2% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 65.7% agree
> Median household income: $47,422
> Violent crime rate: N/A

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21. Columbia, SC
> You like what you do every day: 71.8% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 73.9% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 35.6% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 56.9% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 63.3% agree
> Median household income: $52,247
> Violent crime rate: 589.5 per 100,000 people