11 Feb 2009 10:34:09 AM
(Upon entering, the town extends its middle finger to you, gentle traveler.)
As loyal reader Walter informed us, Stockton, California — hometown to the Diaz brothers — was named by Forbes Magazine as the number one “most miserable” city in America. Damn, son. Not the 209!
According to Forbes:
Only 15% of Stockton adults have a college degree, which is one of the lowest rates in the U.S. Unemployment is expected to hit 15% in 2010, while housing prices should keep falling back to their mid-1990s level when the median home price was $130,000.
Stockton also has problems with violent crime, and paradoxically has one of the longest average commute times while also having one of the highest unemployment rates, begging the question, where the hell are these people commuting to every day?
Say what you will, elitists at Forbes Magazine, Stockton is a great place to raise fighters. It’s also a good place to get bitten by a mean dog, or have your car stereo stolen. One man’s misery is another man’s home. Homey.