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02/24/2016 11:23 am ET Updated Feb 24, 2017

These Are The 10 Most 'Miserable' Places in Illinois, says RoadSnacks

Illinois has its share of state government problems, but the website Roadsnacks says some cities in the Land of Lincoln have it a lot worse than others. Using U.S. Census data, Roadsnacks put together a list of what it considers the most miserable Illinois cities.

Roadsnacks ranked 403 Illinois cities with populations higher than 2,000. "It isn't a stretch to assume that happy people earn great salaries, are relatively stress free, and have a stable home life," Roadsnacks writes.

The criteria for unhappy cities included factors like percentage of residents with a college degree, unemployment rates, cost of living, poverty rates, percent of married adults, percent of people who own their home and average commute times.

Below is a map of where the most miserable Illinois cities are located, including data on the percent of adult married couples and percent of homeowners. Scroll down for a text version of the list.

See the complete list here.

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