Saddest cities: St. Petersburg, Florida leads as 2011 America’s saddest city, Men’s Health magazine says

By on Nov 30, 2011 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

St. Petersburg in Florida was chosen to be America’s saddest city, according to a recent study in the United States, with the list of Top 10 America’s saddest cities 2011 available below.

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According to a post by Men’s Health magazine on their official website on Monday, November 28, 2011, St. Petersburg is the saddest city and Florida in general appeared to be a “depressing place to live”.

“We calculated suicide rates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and unemployment rates as of June 2011 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” A statement reads at, where the list of Top 100 America’s saddest cities for 2011 can be found.

“Then we tapped SimplyMap for the percentage of households that use antidepressants as well as the number of people who report feeling the blues all or most of the time.” Men’s Health magazine added.

The study scored the cities in America using A+ being the “least sad city” and F being the saddest city, which 16 cities received including Toledo, Ohio; Bakersfield, California, Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Sacramento, California.

Meanwhile, the list also revealed that Honolulu, Hawaii is the most “blue-proof” town or happiest city, which was followed by Manchester, New Hamisphere; Fargo, North Dakota, Omaha, Nebraska, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Below is the list of Top 10 America’s saddest cities for 2011, taken from

1. St. Petersburg, FL
2. Detroit, MI
3. Memphis, TN
4. Tampa, FL
5. Louisville, KY
6. St. Louis, MO
7. Birmingham, AL
8. Miami, FL
9. Reno, NV
10. Las Vegas, NV

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