The Unhappiest States In America, Ranked


24. Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Capitol Architecture Buildings Looking Down State Street
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The Keystone State has a rich history. It was one of the original 13 colonies in the U.S. where the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and the Gettysburg Address were written.

Residents should hold on to that pride because it’s harder to celebrate these days.

While it didn’t receive an abysmal score in any category, Pennsylvania didn’t fare well in any category, either. It took 40th place for work conditions and 30th place for community and environment.

Plenty of Redditors add that the road infrastructure here is terrible.

“Potholes everywhere, and in some suburbs, previous work on gas lines or repeated water main breaks have basically destroyed some roads,” user deechbag writes. “Also, Pittsburgh is not set up like a normal city. There really isn't the standard grid setup. Throw in random one-way roads, all the hills, too ... and the result is a terrible city to drive in.”