They used a number of factors, including FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Sperling’s Best Places.
The list was formed looking at the percentage of residents with a college degree, average commute times, employment rates, cost of living, crime, number of sunny days, percent of married couples and percent of homeowners.
Here are the state’s top 10 “most miserable,” with No. 1 being the “most:”
3rd lowest in college degrees
7th highest in unemployment
4th lowest income
Last in home ownership
10th lowest for percent of married people
8th highest in unemployment
Worst 5 percent in crime and income levels
Worst in crime level
Highest unemployment rate
Lowest percent of married people
3rd worst in both educated residents and crime
2nd lowest in both income and education
3rd lowest in married people
10th least amount of sunny days
3rd lowest in home-ownership
6th lowest in education
Bottom 3 in both unemployment and amount of sunny days
Out of the 52 cities the website analyzed, Germantown in west Tennessee was found to be the happiest, with Brentwood following at No. 2 and Franklin at No. 4.
Spring Hill is No. 7, Mount Juliet is No. 12, and Nashville is ranked No. 34.