There’s a few things that come to mind when we think about the downfalls of living in New York State. For example, we have inflated prices, trash in the streets which leads to rat problems, the growing homeless population, taxes…well, just to name a few. 

And while there are some things we love about New York State, like the food and the scenery, it can prove difficult to love every city that you come across. 

In fact, most people don’t. RoadSnacks, a company that has a goal of showing you the side of places that not everyone wants to hear, revealed the top 10 most miserable cities in New York state. 

  1. New York City

  2. Monticello

  3. Hempstead 

  4. Newburgh

  5. Poughkeepsie

  6. Mount Vernon 

  7. Liberty

  8. Beacon

  9. Mechanicstown

  10. Spring Valley

To get these results, there were a few things that were considered.

RoadShack looked at the following criteria to determine which New York cities are miserable:

  • Residents with a college degree

  • Average time it takes to commute

  • Unemployment

  • Cost of living

  • % of homeowners

  • % of married couples

  • Poverty 

With New York City at #1, you may be able to guess why it’s listed at the top of this list. Nicknamed “The City That Never Sleeps,” it’s no wonder why New Yorkers in the city experience a rise in health problems, including high blood pressure, obesity, and depression. 

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), there are 2,802,000 adults in New York who have a mental health condition – which is more than 10x the population of Buffalo, New York. 

By the way, Buffalo is one of the happier cities in New York. As the “City of Good Neighbors,” they always look out for each other. 

If you see a Buffalonian smiling, it’s probably because of one of these 29 reasons. 

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