How Sad is Your City?

Men’s Health used a smattering of stats like suicide rates and unemployment rates to estimate the saddest cities in America.

Unfortunately, our home state of Florida claims three spots among the 10 saddest cities, with St. Petersburg frowning the most at #100. Maybe a lot of people get weirded out and saddened by the Salvador Dali Museum, which we happen to like. We’re also big fans of Mel’s Hot Dogs in Tampa, which is sulking at #97.

NYC, which most people peg as a volatile mix of angry, sad, and rude, is actually feeling OK at #39. Makes sense to me. I’m fine with a community that has a pizzeria within walking distance of virtually every home.

Where does your city fall on the list? Do you agree with it?

6 notes on “How Sad is Your City?

  1. RaquelTWG

    Well look there, my hometown of Miami is there! And then people ask me why I decided to go to school in a city/town that’s completely opposite of Miami. Ha. I guess I do sort of see why Miami is one of the saddest cities, just because Miami is often a very stressful place to live in. And people aren’t very nice there. And it’s so hot, which I feel would make people even more irritable.

  2. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect

    Kansas City is #73, which is pretty darned bad. I don’t know that I’d agree with it; I think people are going to be happy or sad no matter where they are for the most part. However, it was interesting timing that you posted this when you did, as one of KC’s favorite TV meteorologists committed suicide this week. :(

    1. Cool Dad Post author

      Oh, that’s terrible news. :(

      I agree; outside of communities that might have extreme unemployment or uncomfortable environs, happiness is so much more than location.


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