Connecticut's Capital City, Hartford, sinks to the bottom of all 50 of the United States capitals according to a recent study by the website WalletHub. Hartford was at the bottom of the rankings in many of the diverse metric categories, including: Lowest median household income, and highest number of residents living below poverty level. Hartford was the second worst among state capitals in least affordable housing, and the lowest number of residents with at least a bachelor's degree.

Our Northeast neighbors didn't exactly leave us in the dust: Montpelier, Vermont did crack the top 10, coming in at 7. Concord, New Hampshire landed at 25, Augusta, Maine at 31, Albany, NY came in at 35, Boston, MA at 41, and Providence, RI just edged CT at 46.

I worked in downtown Hartford for a good portion of the 90s and 2000s. My co-workers endured robbery, harassment, theft, and many instances of near-physical altercations. It's a filthy city that empties out at 5:30 weekdays, and is desolate on the weekends, unless there is an event at the XL Center or the Xfinity Theater.

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