Forbes survey ranks saddest cities in the country

Survey: Detroit unseats Miami as "saddest city"

Published On: Feb 22 2013 06:51:13 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 22 2013 06:58:08 AM EST
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Forbes has released its annual ranking of the saddest cities in the country. Detroit unseated Miami for the #1 spot.

To compile the list, researchers considered urban factors like crime rates, foreclosure rates, commute times, population, and financial status.

The top 5 were ordered as followed: Detroit, MI (1), Flint, MIĀ  (2), Rockford, IL (3), Chicago, IL (4), and Modesto, CA (5).

Miami did not make it into the top 20 most miserable cities, neither did any Florida city.

Forbes researchers cited Detroit's auto-industry crisis and potential bankruptcy in its explanation of why the Michigan city came in first place.

For a full list of America's saddest cities, click here.