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2017’s Happiest Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With March 20 being International Day of Happiness, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Happiest Places to Live.In order to determine where people in America are most content with their lives, WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities across 30 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

Top 20 Happiest Places to Live
1 Fremont, CA 11 Chula Vista, CA
2 San Jose, CA 12 Santa Clarita, CA
3 Irvine, CA 13 Scottsdale, AZ
4 San Francisco, CA 14 Garden Grove, CA
5 Sioux Falls, SD 15 Madison, WI
6 Huntington Beach, CA 16 Gilbert, AZ
7 San Diego, CA 17 Overland Park, KS
8 Oakland, CA 18 Anaheim, CA
9 Santa Rosa, CA 19 Plano, TX
10 Washington, DC 20 Glendale, CA

Key Stats

  • Los Angeles has the lowest depression rate, 9.99 percent, which is 2.5 times lower than in Portland, Ore., the city with the highest at 24.62 percent each.
  • Brownsville, Texas, has the lowest number of suicides per 100,000 residents, 5.02, which is 5.3 times lower than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the highest at 26.41.
  • Washington has the lowest share of adults who’ve experienced a heart attack, 2.07 percent, which is 3.4 times lower than in Knoxville, Tenn., the city with the highest at 6.94 percent.
  • Madison, Wis., has the highest volunteer rate, 40.4 percent, which is three times higher than in Miami, the city with the lowest at 13.4 percent.
  • Fremont, Calif., has the lowest separation & divorce rate, 17.72 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 47.31 percent.

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