Thursday, March 4, 2010

AYKM - Something To Be Proud Of

Forbes recently put out their list of America's 20 Most Miserable Cities.

Guess what?

Rockford is number 14. Proud is definitely the word I would use to describe it! Ha!

Cities under considerations included 200 of the largest metro areas. Any area with a population of more than 245,000 was considered. There were many factors that were examined and they include: unemployment, taxes, commute times, violent crimes, how its pro sports teams have fared over the past two years, weather, and pollution sites.

Ready for the list? Here we go!
  1. Cleveland, Ohio
  2. Stockton, California
  3. Memphis, Tennessee
  4. Detroit, Michigan
  5. Flint Michigan
  6. Miami, Florida
  7. St. Louis, Missouri
  8. Buffalo, New York
  9. Canton, Ohio
  10. Chicago, Illinois
  11. Modesto, California
  12. Akron, Ohio
  13. Kansas City, Missouri
  14. Rockford, Illinois
  15. Toledo, Ohio
  16. New York, New York
  17. Sacramento, California
  18. Youngstown, Ohio
  19. Gary, Indiana
  20. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Does anybody else find it disturbing that Ohio is on the list 4 times? Unreal!

1 comment:

Matt Tubby said...

Another reason why we all need to leave and go elsewhere!