Danville, VA

This Virginia City has been Named the Most Miserable in the State

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An article published by Travel.Alot.Com has dubbed one Virginia city in particular as one of the most miserable in America.

The travel site has sifted through data from sites like the U.S. Census Bureau and AreaVibes to determine which city is the most miserable in all 50 U.S. states.

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The results are in and the site has named Danville the most miserable, keep reading to learn more.

Danville is located in the Southside Virginia region and on the fall line of the Dan River. As of the 2020 census, the population was 42,215.

So what is it about Danville that makes it the most miserable city in Virginia? As mentioned in the article, this may be tied to financial reasons.

According to the most recent census data, 23% of the population here lives below the poverty line. The median household income is $38,904 which is much lower than the state average of $111,013.

Also mentioned in the article, only 74% of Danville residents have graduated high school which may explain the low incomes and higher poverty rates here.

While living in a top-rated city by no means guarantees happiness, factors like a lack of high-paying jobs and poverty can greatly affect your well-being. To see a full list of the most miserable cities in the country, you can check out the full article here.

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