Forbes.com looked at 10 factors for the 200 largest metro areas and divisions in the U.S. to determine America's Most Miserable Cities. Some are serious, like violent crime, unemployment rates, foreclosures, taxes (income and property), home prices and political corruption. Other metrics they included are less weighty, like commute times, weather and how the area's pro sports teams did. While sports, commuting and weather can be considered trivial by many, they can be the determining factor in the level of misery for a significant number of people.
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