Beaumont named No. 4 most miserable city in U.S.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 1, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 1 at 5:57 PM

NEW YORK -- So where are the most miserable cities in the country? A new study says one of them is in Texas.

According to the Gallup Well-Being Index, Beaumont is the fourth most miserable city in America.

The Gallup-Healthways Group interviewed 1.7 million Americans and came up with the list.

Places that scored higher than Beaumont had lower obesity levels, good energy levels, and people typically smoked less and exercised more.

Here's a list of the top 10 most miserable cities:

1. Charleston, West Virginia

2. Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia-Kentucky-Ohio

3. Mobile, Alabama

4. Beaumont, Texas

5. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina

6. Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma

7. Bakersfield, California

8. Evansville, Indiana-Kentucky

9. Rockford, Illinois

10. Spartanburg, South Carolina

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