Forbes: St. Louis among most miserable cities in US

Forbes: St. Louis among most miserable cities in US

Forbes: St. Louis among most miserable cities in US

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by KMOV.com staff

Forbes.com

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 23 at 12:13 AM

(KMOV.com) – On Thursday, Forbes.com released its list of the top 20 most miserable cities in the U.S. and St. Louis is among them.

St. Louis ranked 12th on the list this year. Forbes staff writer Kurt Badenhausen writes, “This year we examined nine factors for the 200 largest metro areas in the U.S. The metrics include the serious: violent crime, unemployment, foreclosures, taxes and home prices. We also included less weighty, but still important quality-of-life issues like commute times and weather.”

Rounding out the top of the list this year was Detroit, Michigan. Badenhausen cites Detroit’s struggle with violent crime, unemployment and money.

St. Louis was the only Missouri city to make the list, but three Illinois cities ranked worse. Rockford, Illinois ranked 3rd, Chicago 4th and Lake County 9th.

For the full article and a complete list of cities, click here.

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