Another city filled with an industrial mess, Milwaukee is not pretty. Additionally, the crime rate is pretty high. While some areas remain safer than others, some more dangerous spots of the city are responsible for a crime rate of 1,597 per 100,000 people.
The city is not helped by a poverty rate of 28.4 percent and an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent. On the upside, the police force may be slowly beating crime.
New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven might be home to Yale, but it doesn't make the city any better, unfortunately. The crime rate is high, especially when it comes to homicides, and while the immediate surroundings of the Ivy League institution are great, the rest of the city takes a dip.
This makes it a rather miserable city to live in. Unless you're living on campus.
The quality of life in Riverside is not that great. This has a lot to do with the terrible air pollution and the accumulation of unsightly trash that fills certain areas. That can make for a miserable living experience.
Residents are not happy with their city, but sadly, not much action is being taken.
Bridgeport is not the most aesthetically pleasing city in the country. As a large target for crime, it's not the most desirable city to live in. In fact, many people are seeking to leave the city as fast as possible.
Hopefully, the city will be going through some changes in the near future but for now, it's one of the country's most miserable cities.
Travel and Leisure once rated this Maryland city as the fourth ugliest city in the country. And they were referring to the people! That is pretty harsh but could be an explanation as to why this is one of the nation's most miserable cities.
You know what they say, beauty is skin deep. Perhaps if residents of Baltimore felt better, then they would look better. Of course, a major reason behind this could be the awful crime rate which stands at 51 per 100,000.