It's never good news when the city you live in is called one of the most miserable in America.

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Travado.net just released a list of the 50 most miserable cities in the United States, and Great Falls, Montana was named the 39th most miserable city.

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According to Travado, there are a few different factors that make Great Falls one of America's most miserable cities.

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Why is Great Falls one of America's Most Miserable Cities?

  • 14.5% of residents live below the poverty level
  • The crime rate is 42% higher than the national average
  • Violent crime is 25% higher than the national average

Personally, I don't think Great Falls should be included on the list. I've been to a lot of different cities, and Greats Falls is far from the worst. Some Montanans aren't too impressed by the city, though. It has been referred to as "Mediocre Falls" in the past.

Here's what Travado had to say about Great Falls:

Great Falls may not actually be so bad considering the median household income is just $44,725 and just 14.5% live below the poverty level. The national average poverty rate is 15.1% so the city isn't doing too badly.

Being named one of the most miserable cities in America isn't the best news for Great Falls, but at least the city wasn't in the top 10. I'm just trying to find the silver lining, here. Chances are, the person who wrote the article has never actually been to Great Falls.

If you're wondering, Gary, Indiana was named the #1 most miserable city in America.

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