2018’s Happiest Cities in America from 2018’s Happiest Cities in America
2018’s Happiest Cities in America
The “pursuit of happiness” is a universal right. What people might not realize is that where you live may also determine how happy you are.
Moving to a certain city may help you be more content. The following list is based on data by WalletHub.
In order to determine where people in America are most content with their lives, the personal-finance website compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 28 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.
9. Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach has the fifth highest sports-participation rate. The city is also on the list of the healthiest cities in America.
8. Irvine, CA
7. Sioux Falls, SD
6. Fargo, ND
Fargo ranks No. 2 in the “Income & Employment” category. The city is one of the cleanest in the world. Coal-fired coal power plants, oil and gas fields, of which the state has plenty, have not been a big problem due to North Dakota’s geography. The windy weather and wide-open spaces dilute the pollution particle.
5. Plano, TX
Plano has the fourth lowest separation and divorce rate among the 182 cities on the list. Also, it’s one of the most pet-friendly cities in the entire country.
3. San Jose, CA
San Jose takes the top spot in the “Emotional and Physical Wellbeing” category and ranks eighth in the “Income and Employment” category. It’s also on the list of the best cities for keeping New Year’s Resolutions.