They used a number of factors, including FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Sperling’s Best Places.
The list was formed looking at the percentage of residents with a college degree, average commute times, employment rates, cost of living, crime, the number of sunny days, percentage of married couples and percentage of homeowners.
Here are the state’s top 10 “most miserable,” with No. 1 being the “most:”1. Lewisburg
3rd lowest in college degrees
7th highest in unemployment2. Crossville
4th lowest income
Last in home ownership3. Columbia
10th lowest for percent of married people
8th highest in unemployment4. Morristown
Worst 5 percent in crime and income levels5. Memphis
Worst in crime level
Highest unemployment rate
Lowest percent of married people6. Springfield
3rd worst in both educated residents and crime7. McMinnville
2nd lowest in both income and education8. Knoxville
3rd lowest in married people
10th least amount of sunny days9. Sevierville
3rd lowest in home-ownership
6th lowest in education10. Greeneville
Bottom 3 in both unemployment and amount of sunny days
Out of the 52 cities the website analyzed, Germantown in west Tennessee was found to be the happiest city, with Brentwood following at No. 2 and Franklin at No. 4.
Also, among the happiest cities in the state are Johnson City coming in at No. 28, Kingsport ranked No. 27, Bristol at No. 33 and Nashville ranked No. 34.Click here to view the complete list including the data they found.