It's never good news when the city you live in is called one of the most miserable in America.

Great Falls, MT
loading... just released a list of the 50 most miserable cities in the United States, and Great Falls, Montana was named the 39th most miserable city.

My 103.5 FM logo
Get our free mobile app

According to Travado, there are a few different factors that make Great Falls one of America's most miserable cities.

Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development
Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

Why is Great Falls one of America's Most Miserable Cities?

  • 14.5% of residents live below the poverty level
  • The crime rate is 42% higher than the national average
  • Violent crime is 25% higher than the national average

Personally, I don't think Great Falls should be included on the list. I've been to a lot of different cities, and Greats Falls is far from the worst. Some Montanans aren't too impressed by the city, though. It has been referred to as "Mediocre Falls" in the past.

Here's what Travado had to say about Great Falls:

Great Falls may not actually be so bad considering the median household income is just $44,725 and just 14.5% live below the poverty level. The national average poverty rate is 15.1% so the city isn't doing too badly.

Being named one of the most miserable cities in America isn't the best news for Great Falls, but at least the city wasn't in the top 10. I'm just trying to find the silver lining, here. Chances are, the person who wrote the article has never actually been to Great Falls.

If you're wondering, Gary, Indiana was named the #1 most miserable city in America.

The Five Worst Places To Live In Montana

It's not our fault - these towns certainly have merit, but with so many other options, you could do better! For many reasons, these are the five worst places to live in Montana.

Tourists Can't Pronounce These Five Montana Towns

Montana is a place that is filled with towns and cities with rich histories. The issue that some folks have is that these towns might seem tough to pronounce. Easy for locals, not for tourists.

10 Incredibly Boring Towns To Avoid in Montana

Not every town or city in Montana is as glamorous as you might expect. So we compiled a list of the most boring towns you should avoid while vacationing or traveling around Montana.

More From My 103.5 FM