Misery loves company, right? Isn't that how the saying goes? It does tend to be true in terms of people. Those who are extremely unhappy tend to bring others down with their poor me, nothing good ever happens to me attitude. Be careful because those types of folks can suck the life right out of you.

But what if 'miserable' were a town, a city a place to live? Would you want to live in a city known to be one of the most miserable in your state?  I sure wouldn't want to move somewhere that is considered miserable. Oddly enough there is actually a list of the most miserable cities in Texas. Should we be concerned? Did Midland or Odessa make this miserable list? How about any of the small towns here in West Texas? See the list for yourself.

TOP 5 MOST MISERABLE CITIES IN TEXAS ACCORDING TO BUSINESS INSIDER:

 

1.PORT ARTHUR TEXAS-

According to Business insider, this city 90 miles east of Houston, population just under 55,000,

 is often in the path of the state's worst storms.

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2. BROWNSVILLE TEXAS- according to Business Insider, this city ranks 12th overall in the nation.

Of Brownsville's 183,000 residents, more than 31% live in poverty and 35% don't have health insurance.

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3. HUNTSVILLE TEXAS

The Texas prison system is headquartered in Huntsville, where, since 1999, all the state's executions have been done.

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4. HARLINGEN TEXAS- Business Insider shares that this city is

Just a short drive away from Brownsville and the U.S.-Mexico border, Harlingen often experiences influxes of immigrants.

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5. PASADENA TEXAS- for starters, I had no clue there was such a city in Texas and I was born and raised in this state.  According to this article,

The small, working-class city was once the headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, petrochemical plants litter the cityscape, and one-fifth of the city's population lives in poverty.

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Fortunately, Midland-Odessa, surrounding small towns did not make this list and in all honesty, I myself have never been to any of the Texas cities in the top 5 and I don't know that I want to visit anytime soon. If you have, do you agree with the list?

Odessa's 42nd & JBS Parkway -Before and After Pics 15 Years Later

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