Stockton did not completely recover from the nation’s economic decline a few years ago. Add a rising crime rate to the mix, the city is becoming an increasingly difficult place to live in.
There is also a huge narcotic problem that is gripping the city, which is inevitable considering the unemployment rate. In 2012 the city claimed bankruptcy.
Detroit has long been labeled as one of the ugliest cities in the United States. Businesses that once thrived are now neglected. Derelict buildings fill the city and crime rates are too high.
In 2017 the city’s unemployment reached a staggering rate of 9.3 percent rate, resulting in a poverty rate of 39 percent.
Known as a mini Las Vegas, Reno has its charm. At least at some point. The city has been tanking in recent years, having suffered from many failed businesses. Filled with vandalized abandoned buildings, Reno is now in disarray.
The crime rate is rising like crazy and most of the city is poverty-stricken. It's definitely not the most desirable city these days.
San Jose, California
With an overbearing amount of air pollution, San Jose's appeal is not very high and turns away a lot of people.
Living in a smoggy city can make a place pretty miserable. It is still a highly populated city responsible for innovation.
What makes this city so miserable is the shocking crime rate. According to Business Insider, the city was rocked with 52 violent crimes per 10, 000 residents. It's also one of the few cities in which the crime rate is rising and not dropping, particularly in the last five years.
The poverty rate in 2017 was 29.5 percent and the unemployment rate hit about 6.3 percent. A big reason behind this depressing number is mental illness and domestic violence, according to Police Chief Mike Yankowski.