Survey of 2017 Happiest Places to Live

    We all are in search of happiness, lets face it. Especially in the U.S., our Declaration of Independence makes that very clear. However, happiness is not so easy to achieve on its own.  But you can seek out places where you may have a better chance for happiness.

    A recent study conducted by Wallet Hub, where we live may have an effect on our happiness.   “WalletHub’s data team drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among 150 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 30 key indicators of happiness, ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day. Read on for our findings, methodology and expert commentary from a panel of researchers” as per the study.

    Click on the interactive map below to possibly find happiness:

    Source: WalletHub

    Happiest Places to Live

    Overall Rank City Total Score ‘Emotional & Physical Well-Being’ Rank ‘Income & Employment’ Rank ‘Community & Environment’ Rank
    1 Fremont, CA 77.55 2 1 1
    2 San Jose, CA 75.79 1 3 15
    3 Irvine, CA 70.99 5 9 6
    4 San Francisco, CA 69.20 3 2 101
    5 Sioux Falls, SD 67.63 10 21 3
    6 Huntington Beach, CA 67.32 6 11 45
    7 San Diego, CA 65.80 8 7 40
    8 Oakland, CA 65.52 4 34 119
    9 Santa Rosa, CA 65.29 20 15 23
    10 Washington, DC 65.14 13 6 65
    11 Chula Vista, CA 64.82 15 27 17
    12 Santa Clarita, CA 64.79 17 29 29
    13 Scottsdale, AZ 64.61 34 12 2
    14 Garden Grove, CA 64.35 11 45 43
    15 Madison, WI 64.28 28 13 22
    16 Gilbert, AZ 63.87 37 4 9
    17 Overland Park, KS 63.86 32 17 20
    18 Anaheim, CA 63.48 14 37 62
    19 Plano, TX 63.43 30 14 41
    20 Glendale, CA 63.43 16 70 27
    21 Seattle, WA 63.16 25 5 76
    22 Austin, TX 63.01 12 33 74
    23 Raleigh, NC 62.88 7 46 81
    24 Minneapolis, MN 62.59 9 20 125
    25 St. Paul, MN 62.43 19 38 80
    26 Lincoln, NE 61.95 31 48 37
    27 Oceanside, CA 61.83 18 80 36
    28 Chandler, AZ 61.68 39 10 39
    29 Aurora, CO 61.41 22 52 63
    30 Peoria, AZ 60.86 49 22 8
    31 Oxnard, CA 60.56 33 77 13
    32 Honolulu, HI 60.35 29 19 108
    33 Boise, ID 60.23 48 16 30
    34 Grand Prairie, TX 60.22 57 36 4
    35 Aurora, IL 59.94 42 62 10
    36 Los Angeles, CA 59.91 24 49 97
    37 Denver, CO 59.25 27 79 86
    38 Tempe, AZ 59.12 44 24 68
    39 Durham, NC 59.05 26 50 106
    40 Long Beach, CA 59.05 21 95 110
    41 Charlotte, NC 59.05 45 96 7
    42 El Paso, TX 58.72 35 75 53
    43 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 58.69 69 8 51
    44 Cape Coral, FL 58.65 43 63 28
    45 Santa Ana, CA 58.42 23 72 129
    46 Colorado Springs, CO 58.41 65 41 16
    47 Garland, TX 57.93 41 60 67
    48 Des Moines, IA 57.90 36 91 72
    49 Salt Lake City, UT 57.43 46 69 48
    50 Irving, TX 57.33 50 31 93
    51 Omaha, NE 57.27 47 57 70
    52 Yonkers, NY 57.25 38 55 123
    53 Mesa, AZ 57.12 52 47 71
    54 Fort Worth, TX 57.06 61 88 25
    55 Boston, MA 56.93 40 25 126
    56 Grand Rapids, MI 56.90 74 39 31
    57 Orlando, FL 56.79 54 86 44
    58 Virginia Beach, VA 56.32 67 81 33
    59 Portland, OR 56.11 81 18 66
    60 Port St. Lucie, FL 56.10 73 98 11
    61 Anchorage, AK 56.08 55 53 107
    62 Fontana, CA 56.03 89 30 24
    63 Reno, NV 55.83 68 40 78
    64 Riverside, CA 55.78 87 23 60
    65 Pembroke Pines, FL 55.58 71 68 57
    66 Chesapeake, VA 55.33 90 78 12
    67 Jersey City, NJ 55.17 62 61 112
    68 Henderson, NV 54.96 102 35 26
    69 Arlington, TX 54.95 56 101 87
    70 New York, NY 54.66 66 83 89
    71 Nashville, TN 54.63 85 99 19
    72 San Antonio, TX 54.55 79 71 54
    73 Greensboro, NC 54.33 78 87 50
    74 Huntsville, AL 54.29 94 89 18
    75 Tacoma, WA 54.14 75 53 114
    76 Tallahassee, FL 53.97 86 73 55
    77 Glendale, AZ 53.93 59 106 109
    78 Sacramento, CA 53.90 64 51 128
    79 Laredo, TX 53.66 63 116 58
    80 Kansas City, MO 53.52 82 65 79
    81 Lubbock, TX 53.32 101 32 83
    82 Moreno Valley, CA 53.03 95 85 46
    83 Atlanta, GA 52.97 51 114 122
    84 Tucson, AZ 52.70 72 110 75
    85 Phoenix, AZ 52.67 60 115 118
    86 Dallas, TX 52.62 53 103 135
    87 Chicago, IL 52.57 58 120 116
    88 Ontario, CA 52.57 92 64 103
    89 Vancouver, WA 52.27 99 42 85
    90 Lexington-Fayette, KY 52.11 96 92 61
    91 Oklahoma City, OK 51.95 114 74 14
    92 Albuquerque, NM 51.77 100 108 32
    93 Winston-Salem, NC 51.69 83 112 73
    94 Wichita, KS 51.51 91 90 117
    95 Columbus, OH 51.47 106 102 38
    96 Springfield, MO 51.23 115 28 99
    97 Amarillo, TX 51.14 111 76 49
    98 Spokane, WA 51.10 108 58 69
    99 Pittsburgh, PA 50.67 109 44 102
    100 Fort Wayne, IN 50.07 112 43 121
    101 Modesto, CA 49.95 110 113 34
    102 Brownsville, TX 49.90 84 143 56
    103 Miami, FL 49.78 76 100 147
    104 Houston, TX 49.77 70 133 131
    105 Fort Lauderdale, FL 49.38 80 119 145
    106 San Bernardino, CA 49.22 98 124 92
    107 Las Vegas, NV 49.06 118 93 91
    108 Stockton, CA 48.72 97 128 95
    109 Chattanooga, TN 48.69 117 82 104
    110 Richmond, VA 48.65 88 118 144
    111 North Las Vegas, NV 48.64 128 94 64
    112 Fresno, CA 48.43 93 141 98
    113 Hialeah, FL 48.31 77 144 138
    114 Bakersfield, CA 48.18 124 127 35
    115 Newport News, VA 47.98 104 117 124
    116 Jacksonville, FL 47.93 125 104 59
    117 Providence, RI 47.73 129 59 90
    118 Knoxville, TN 47.04 133 97 47
    119 Baton Rouge, LA 46.69 123 56 140
    120 Tampa, FL 46.65 121 125 88
    121 Worcester, MA 46.60 120 84 137
    122 St. Petersburg, FL 46.50 130 67 111
    123 Milwaukee, WI 46.44 105 130 133
    124 New Orleans, LA 46.40 143 107 5
    125 Rochester, NY 46.18 103 140 130
    126 Indianapolis, IN 45.92 134 123 42
    127 Tulsa, OK 45.76 136 66 82
    128 Montgomery, AL 45.33 122 137 94
    129 Little Rock, AR 45.30 144 26 52
    130 Baltimore, MD 45.07 113 121 139
    131 Memphis, TN 45.06 119 139 115
    132 Louisville, KY 44.95 138 132 21
    133 Norfolk, VA 44.46 116 134 136
    134 Corpus Christi, TX 44.14 135 109 96
    135 Buffalo, NY 43.59 126 131 132
    136 Cincinnati, OH 43.34 127 136 127
    137 St. Louis, MO 43.06 132 105 142
    138 Jackson, MS 42.93 137 111 113
    139 Philadelphia, PA 42.77 142 122 77
    140 Akron, OH 42.20 131 129 141
    141 Newark, NJ 41.16 107 149 150
    142 Fayetteville, NC 40.04 141 145 120
    143 Shreveport, LA 39.20 148 135 105
    144 Mobile, AL 39.03 147 142 100
    145 Columbus, GA 38.62 145 147 84
    146 Toledo, OH 38.00 146 126 143
    147 Birmingham, AL 37.50 139 146 146
    148 Augusta, GA 37.00 149 138 134
    149 Cleveland, OH 36.80 140 148 148
    150 Detroit, MI 27.78 150 150 149

     

    No matter where you choose to live, we sincerely hope you find happiness.

    Source: https://wallethub.com/edu/happiest-places-to-live/32619/

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