Do you live in one of the ‘most miserable’ places in Tennessee?


NASHVILLE, TN, (WKRN) – A website called RoadSnacks compiled data to find the state’s least happy and “most miserable” cities.

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.

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