The Saddest and Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Winds blow through the palm trees in Florida.

St. Petersburg, Fla. Detroit. Memphis.

If you live there, you might just be sad.

These cities top a list of America's saddest places, put together by Men's Health magazine. It crunched a bunch of numbers using stats on things like unemployment and the use of anti-depressants.

There is some good news, though -- the study also looked at the nation's happiest cities. No surprise, the happiest people live in Honolulu. But it's not just the balmy weather.

Manchester, N.H., and Fargo, N.D, are close behind.

The Ten Saddest Cities

1. St. Petersburg, Fla.
2. Detroit, Mich.
3. Memphis, Tenn.
4. Tampa, Fla.
5. Louisville, Ky.
6. St. Louis, Mo.
7. Birmingham, Ala.
8. Miami, Fla.
9. Reno, Nev.
10. Las Vegas, Nev.

The Ten Happiest Cities (or at least, the least sad)

1. Honolulu, Hawaii
2. Mancheseter, N.H.
3. Fargo, N.D.
4. Omaha, Neb.
5. Boston, Mass.
6. Madison, Wis.
7. Sioux Falls, S.D.
8. St. Paul, Minn.
9. Burlington, Vt.
10. Plano, Texas

See how your city stacks up.

 

About the author

Mitchell Hartman is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Entrepreneurship Desk and also covers employment.

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