When I think of how bad it is to live in North or South Carolina, the heat and humidity come to mind right away. There are, in fact, a lot of other things that make people unhappy. Happiness is the opposite of sadness. And when you think of what makes you happy in a city, you probably think of things like jobs, schools, being able to walk around, the weather, and other things. We can say for sure that you’ll be less happy in a place where those things aren’t great.
You can use Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau and AreaVibes to find the “most miserable” place in each state. They looked at things like the rate of unemployment, the rate of poverty, the rate of crime, and income.
The study says that Rocky Mount is the saddest city in North Carolina. The website states that Rocky Mounts’s population has been going down since 2010, by 6%. Out of the 54,242 people who live there, 22.4% live below the poverty line. The amount of money each person makes is $20,053, and the jobless rate is 7.7%, which is 65% higher than the national average. Besides that, the death rate is 24% per person, which is 43% higher than the national average.
Happiness is the opposite of sadness, right? It was said that Raleigh was the best city in the state at the time. That could be where people from the Rocky Mounts are going to.
Sumter is the most unhappy city in South Carolina, according to the study. The website says, “At 7.3%, Sumter’s unemployment rate is more than double the national average, and the average income per person is already 25% less than the national average.” The typical household income is 30% less than the national income, and more than 20% of the city’s people live below the poverty line.