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10 Most-Miserable Cities, Flint Missed It By This Much

GM Assembly Plant, Flint, Mich
(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

We’re number 11, according to Forbes.com’s annual ranking.  Soaring unemployment, plummeting home values, crime, weather, taxes, and corruption of public officials were among the factors considered to determine this year’s ranking.  Stockton, Calif. took the trophy for Most-Miserable City.

As you can see below, California and Florida must not be all they’re cracked up to be, each with multiple entries in the top 10.  Detroit landed at #15.

Here’s why Flint clocked in at number 11:

Weather, crime and unemployment are some of the top misery factors in the birthplace of General Motors. Flint’s downward spiral is tied to GM’s pullout from the city; GM employment in Flint has fallen from 80,000 in the 1970s to less [sic] than 8,000 today.

Here’s Forbes’ top 10 list of cities that “beat” Flint this year:  (Each is link to a picture, and Forbes’ explanation of its ranking.)

  1. Stockton, Calif.
  2. Miami, Fla.
  3. Merced, Calif.
  4. Modesto, Calif.
  5. Sacramento, Calif.
  6. Memphis, Tenn.
  7. Chicago, Ill.
  8. West Palm Beach, Fla.
  9. Vallejo, Calif.
  10. Cleavland, Ohio

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