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Monday, February 22, 2010

Forbes Magazine Ranks St. Louis as No. 7 "Most Miserable" City

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Another week, another poll ranking St. Louis as one of the crappiest places to live.

This one from Forbes, which is out with its survey of "America's Most Miserable Cities".

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The magazine ranks cities based on a number of factors, including:
  • unemployment
  • taxes (both sales and income)
  • commute times
  • violent crime
  • Superfund pollutions sites
  • convictions of public officials
  • performance of sports teams
Writes Forbes:
St. Louis is a baseball town, but what about those Rams? The NFL team has won only six games out of 48 the past three years, the fewest wins in football.
View the full list of other miserable cities after the jump...
  1. Cleveland
  2. Stockton, California
  3. Memphis
  4. Detroit
  5. Flint, Michigan
  6. Miami
  7. St. Louis
  8. Buffalo
  9. Canton, Ohio
  10. Chicago
  11. Modesto
  12. Akron
  13. Kansas City
  14. Rockford, Illinois
  15. Toledo
  16. New York
  17. Sacramento
  18. Youngstown, Ohio
  19. Gary, Indiana
  20. Philadelphia

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