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  1. #1
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    Is Your Town Down?

    Philadelphia has earned the melancholy distinction of being America's most depressed city, followed closely by Detroit and St. Petersburg, Florida. We looked at antidepressant sales, courtesy of NDC Health; suicide rates, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and the number of days inhabitants reported being depressed, based on the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, accessed through bestplaces.net.

    * Top 10 ("Happy" places):

    1. Laredo, TX A+

    2. El Paso, TX A+

    3. Jersey City, NJ A+

    4. Corpus Christi, TX A+

    5. Baton Rouge, LA A

    6. Honolulu, HI A-

    7. Fresno, CA A-

    8. San Jose, CA A-

    9. Lincoln, NE B+

    10. Bakersfield, CA B+



    * Bottom 10 ("Sad" places):

    92. Cleveland, OH F

    93. (tie) Mesa, AZ F

    Phoenix, AZ F

    Scottsdale, AZ F

    96. Indianapolis, IN F

    97. Tampa, FL F

    98. St. Louis, MO F

    99. St. Petersburg, FL F

    100. Detroit, MI F

    101. Philadelphia, PA F


    There are a lot more cities in between the top and the bottom, but it's a long list so I just posted the top and bottom 10. Whole list is here: http://www.menshealth.com/cda/articl...0-2358,00.html

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    Jersey City? A happy place? That's just too funny! Obviously the people who conducted that study have never been there.....
    It's time to kick back, pop in a From Autumn to Ashes CD, and relax.....

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    10. Bakersfield, CA B+ lol. Thats what I'm from......okkkaaayyyy

    edit: Its actually not to bad .. I'm suprised it even made it on that list though.
    Last edited by blockcipher; 04-26-2005 at 02:51 PM.

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    we just barely didn't make the bottom 10.


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    None of the towns in Montana are listed... hmmm does that mean we are not happy or sad?

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    Originally posted by Torith
    None of the towns in Montana are listed... hmmm does that mean we are not happy or sad?
    It just means you don't count.

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    St. Petersburg, FL F buuuuuuuh I'd put that one together with Tampa all the way on top. It seems the person who produced these stats was more of a cowboy than a beachboy

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    Originally posted by adorno
    It just means you don't count.
    I guess it could be because we only have like 1 million people in the state. As well we could most likley fit 50 or more of the cities that I live in to one of your cities. Well make that about 100 of my cities

    Though if we counted cows..... I think my state would win that one!

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    Interesting that San Jose ranked #8, but San Francisco ranked all the way down at #62. Of course, I like living in SJ better than SF... the housing prices are cheaper and the people are a bit less craaaazzyyy.
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    It's odd that Tacoma and Spokane rate higher than Seattle, here in Washington. Tacoma and Spokane are pretty ugly places to live, while Seattle's a great town.

    (For the record I'm just outside Tacoma myself).
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    91. New York, NY D-

    This site is not accurate at all.. not even 1%..

    We looked at antidepressant sales, courtesy of NDC Health; suicide rates, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and the number of days inhabitants reported being depressed, based on the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, accessed through bestplaces.net.
    So thet are comparing a place where millions of people live in it like those who only got thousands living in it?

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    69. Cincinnati, OH D+

    Right below Washington DC!
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    I don't see how bestplaces.net can be even close to accurate, ranking Washington, D.C. only 83rd in the most stressful metropolitan areas out of 100. People here are seemingly some of the most stressed out, uptight people I have ever encountered, in person, on the road, on the phone, and even by e-mail.

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    Re: Is Your Town Down?

    Originally posted by Hiccups
    Philadelphia has earned the melancholy distinction of being America's most depressed city
    Two words, Philadelphia Eagles

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    Re: Re: Is Your Town Down?

    Where can you find happiness? Texas, that's where. Three of its cities placed in the top four: number one, Laredo; number two, El Paso; and number four, Corpus Christi.

    Darn right Texas is the best place. Houston got a "D" though. Heh.
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