Our environment is one of the biggest influences in our lives, especially on a daily basis. That’s why many people believe that where you live impacts your level of happiness. According to data of over 1000 cities collected by the U.S. census, factors including commute time, median household income, rate of crime, and change in population can decide how happy city residents are. These are the 40 most unhappy cities in America.
40. Harlingen, Texas
Harlington, Texas is one of the hottest cities in the U.S. and it experiences very little rainfall, leading to less than ideal conditions. Of the city’s 65,000 residents, only 56% are employed and about 30% are living in poverty.
39. Plainfield, New Jersey
Plainfield, New Jersey is unfortunately known for its high level of reported violent crimes. Despite the fact that the number of these crimes has decreased over time, it is still far from ideal. 20% of its population is living in poverty and 33% live without any health insurance.