March 20th is International Day of Happiness and you have to check out 2018’s Happiest Cities in America.This report comes from WalletHub & they compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 28 key indicators of happiness. The data ranges from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.
|Top 20 Happiest Cities in America|
|1||Fremont, CA||11||Madison, WI|
|2||Bismarck, ND||12||Columbia, MD|
|3||San Jose, CA||13||San Francisco, CA|
|4||Pearl City, HI||14||Scottsdale, AZ|
|5||Plano, TX||15||Overland Park, KS|
|6||Fargo, ND||16||Santa Clarita, CA|
|7||Sioux Falls, SD||17||Glendale, CA|
|8||Irvine, CA||18||Oakland, CA|
|9||Huntington Beach, CA||19||St. Paul, MN|
|10||Grand Prairie, TX||20||Gilbert, AZ|
- El Paso, Texas has the lowest depression rate, 10.3 percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in Salem, Oregon, the city with the highest at 29.6 percent.
- Laredo, Texas, has the lowest number of suicides per 100,000 residents, 5.26, which is 5.5 times lower than in Missoula, Montana, the city with the highest at 29.18.
- Fremont, California, has the lowest separation & divorce rate, 16.52 percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 47.65 percent.
- Overland Park, Kansas has the lowest adequate-sleep rate, 26.4 percent, which is 1.9 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 50.8 percent.
- Cheyenne, Wyoming, has the lowest average commute time, 14.6 minutes, which is 2.8 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at 40.3 minutes.
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