Happiest Cities in America (2022)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a third of Americans to be so stressed that they sometimes find it hard to make basic decisions. Therefore, it’s vital for people to boost their happiness however they can, whether through family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. What people might not realize is that where they live may also determine how happy they are.

Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money. Consider also the fact that while the U.S. is one of the richest countries, it ranks only 14th on the World Happiness Report.

But not everywhere in the U.S. experiences a uniform level of happiness. As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 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 the depression rate to the income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

To see which states combine all the necessary components of happiness, check out WalletHub’s report on the Happiest States in America.

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Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Overall RankCityTotal ScoreEmotional & Physical Well-BeingIncome & EmploymentCommunity & Environment
1Fremont, CA77.131462
2Columbia, MD71.6431615
3San Francisco, CA71.154144
4San Jose, CA71.002655
5Irvine, CA70.3851612
6Madison, WI68.10101119
7Seattle, WA67.676299
8Overland Park, KS67.46125413
9Huntington Beach, CA66.4395143
10San Diego, CA65.82141825
11Fargo, ND65.46222423
12Minneapolis, MN65.0982080
13Bismarck, ND64.6548324
14Santa Rosa, CA64.521322105
15Santa Clarita, CA64.441510029
16Oakland, CA64.35710587
17Sioux Falls, SD64.34207427
18Glendale, CA64.05319111
19Scottsdale, AZ63.7850436
20Anaheim, CA63.72257533
21Aurora, IL63.60211448
22Plano, TX63.33374824
23Oxnard, CA63.292613210
24Garden Grove, CA63.15248052
25Chula Vista, CA63.011711330
26Charleston, SC62.7653331
27Raleigh, NC62.35237163
28Honolulu, HI62.24447221
29Cedar Rapids, IA62.22388340
30Austin, TX62.04355109
31Portland, ME61.962810150
32Pearl City, HI61.783614822
33Oceanside, CA61.723011053
34Gilbert, AZ61.72553417
35Lincoln, NE61.102767104
36Boston, MA61.07431589
37South Burlington, VT60.651156181
38Santa Ana, CA60.62453186
39Pembroke Pines, FL60.595112515
40Burlington, VT60.32349170
41Portland, OR60.31492188
42Aurora, CO60.151915469
43Jersey City, NJ59.744017020
44Yonkers, NY59.6918163102
45Chandler, AZ59.62586038
46St. Paul, MN59.543396121
47Omaha, NE59.48527956
48Juneau, AK59.273214179
49Sacramento, CA59.27643049
50Cheyenne, WY59.05101473
51Virginia Beach, VA58.906212018
52Peoria, AZ58.84725816
53Tempe, AZ58.79711750
54Los Angeles, CA58.703985128
55Salt Lake City, UT58.585733116
56Chicago, IL58.434716646
57Denver, CO58.4116134153
58New York, NY58.354616451
59Anchorage, AK58.186010254
60Long Beach, CA58.1341142101
61Nashua, NH58.116810435
62Boise, ID58.095913119
63Cape Coral, FL58.0589459
64Colorado Springs, CO57.74639759
65Pittsburgh, PA57.72802941
66Fort Lauderdale, FL57.65678462
67Charlotte, NC57.61617868
68Bridgeport, CT57.344216591
69Chesapeake, VA57.32811457
70Warwick, RI57.19696290
71Rancho Cucamonga, CA57.13833648
72Rapid City, SD57.12762776
73Missoula, MT57.12884028
74Durham, NC56.925469123
75Miami, FL56.785652142
76Des Moines, IA56.65706881
77Columbia, SC56.62108437
78Reno, NV56.136537143
79Casper, WY55.761271231
80Tampa, FL55.62943860
81West Valley City, UT55.50788285
82Tacoma, WA55.50759893
83Grand Prairie, TX55.08988942
84Vancouver, WA55.087349147
85Washington, DC55.052957182
86Port St. Lucie, FL55.031156514
87Mesa, AZ55.01867764
88Providence, RI54.841132547
89Irving, TX54.73855598
90Manchester, NH54.668412957
91Orlando, FL54.599619108
92Grand Rapids, MI54.321045366
93Atlanta, GA54.277987115
94Hialeah, FL54.2066157110
95Tallahassee, FL54.16130845
96Ontario, CA53.971196432
97Garland, TX53.829210867
98Henderson, NV53.728714358
99Fontana, CA53.441189534
100St. Petersburg, FL53.3910035134
101Modesto, CA53.211124292
102Moreno Valley, CA53.1112011626
103Fort Worth, TX52.859712483
104Riverside, CA52.8410728125
105Billings, MT52.5112226107
106Spokane, WA52.171267129
107Arlington, TX52.1493122118
108Glendale, AZ51.84106112114
109Nashville, TN51.8311710774
110Worcester, MA51.6995139126
111Dallas, TX51.509093154
112Houston, TX51.4174140164
113Norfolk, VA50.8510216796
114Milwaukee, WI50.76103152113
115Laredo, TX50.6410550165
115Wilmington, DE50.6412512677
117Tucson, AZ50.6011466148
118New Haven, CT50.5877115178
119Phoenix, AZ50.3991106169
120El Paso, TX50.31109130132
121Albuquerque, NM50.3182101176
122Stockton, CA50.1599150137
123Fresno, CA50.1012386136
124Nampa, ID50.061459939
125Brownsville, TX50.0513373122
126Bakersfield, CA49.98132103100
127Jacksonville, FL49.8914710936
128Las Cruces, NM49.74110118156
129Winston-Salem, NC49.431389497
130San Antonio, TX49.3111688160
131Rochester, NY48.96131114139
132Newark, NJ48.7511118273
133Las Vegas, NV48.6112416995
134Columbus, OH48.28128138145
135North Las Vegas, NV48.2113517561
136Buffalo, NY48.20121136157
137Greensboro, NC48.1212970167
138Lexington-Fayette, KY47.90134121144
139Corpus Christi, TX47.5413762159
140Huntsville, AL46.7915211979
141Philadelphia, PA46.7814814675
141Wichita, KS46.78143127130
143Amarillo, TX46.751597670
144Lewiston, ME46.711661278
145Salem, OR46.3914441175
146Newport News, VA46.3814117472
147New Orleans, LA46.35146111146
148Oklahoma City, OK46.3215513582
149Baltimore, MD45.9714217884
150Richmond, VA45.97136176133
151Dover, DE45.7415192155
152Kansas City, MO45.61140128166
153San Bernardino, CA45.36149137140
154Cincinnati, OH45.15139147163
155Fort Wayne, IN45.00154149117
156Springfield, MO44.9516744103
157Lubbock, TX44.8915723168
158Baton Rouge, LA44.3715690152
159Louisville, KY44.10158151111
160Indianapolis, IN43.70150177131
161St. Louis, MO43.68153160149
162Tulsa, OK43.35163117138
163Little Rock, AR43.25164133106
164Knoxville, TN43.101695994
165Akron, OH42.29162168112
166Chattanooga, TN42.24165141120
167Columbus, GA40.9017713165
168Fayetteville, NC40.83161155171
169Jackson, MS40.60160159174
170Birmingham, AL39.54168158162
171Toledo, OH39.17172171127
172Charleston, WV39.1317381173
173Shreveport, LA39.0117517371
174Mobile, AL38.94171172124
175Fort Smith, AR37.4518061158
176Augusta, GA36.64178162135
177Cleveland, OH36.52170156180
178Montgomery, AL35.54174180161
179Huntington, WV35.5318239141
180Memphis, TN34.86176181172
181Gulfport, MS34.71181153151
182Detroit, MI32.31179179177

Note: With the exception of “Total Score,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of that city, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that metric category.

Ask the Experts

Many factors can affect a person’s happiness. For additional insight, we asked a panel of experts for their thoughts on the following key questions:

  1. What tips do you have for someone who is unhappy with their career?
  2. Does an individual’s happiness increase or decrease with age?
  3. How much does where you live influence your happiness?
  4. Can money buy happiness?
  5. What advice do you have for people dealing with the pandemic blues?

Ask the Experts

Joel T. Nadler
Ph.D. – Professor SIUE Industrial/Organizational Master's Program; Organization Consultant; Midwestern Psychological Association Fellow; Department of Psychology – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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Jay Caughron
Ph.D. – Full Professor of Psychology, College of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences – Radford University
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Kristie Campana
Associate Professor; Director of the Graduate Program in I/O Psychology – College of Social and Behavioral Sciences – Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Michael J. Poulin
Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences – University at Buffalo
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Alyssa Westring
Vincent de Paul Professor of Management, Driehaus College of Business – DePaul University and Author of Parents Who Lead: Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life
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Chip Espinoza
Ph.D. – Interim Provost, Dean of Strategy & Innovation – Vanguard University of Southern California
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Methodology

In order to determine the happiest cities in America, WalletHub compared 182 of the largest cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across three key dimensions: 1) Emotional & Physical Well-Being, 2) Income & Employment and 3) Community & Environment.

We evaluated these categories using 30 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing maximum happiness. Data for metrics marked with an asterisk (*) were available only at the state level.

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We then determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample.

Our analysis draws upon the findings of the following research, each of which has indicated a correlation between our data and happiness:

  • Happy People Live Longer: Subjective Well-Being Contributes to Health and Longevity (Chan and Diener, 2010)
  • Happiness from Ordinary and Extraordinary Experiences (Bhattacharjee and Mogilner, 2014)
  • Sports Participation and Happiness: Evidence from U.S. Micro Data (Huang and Humphreys, 2010)
  • Unhappy Cities (Glaeser, et al., 2014)

Emotional & Physical Well-Being - Total Points: 50

  • Life-Satisfaction Index: Full Weight (~2.82 Points)
  • Depression Rate: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
  • Suicide Rate: Full Weight (~2.82 Points)
  • Adequate-Sleep Rate: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
  • Physical-Health Index: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the percentage of adults reporting good or better health.
  • Sports-Participation Rate: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
  • Share of People Aged 12 or Older Who Used Marijuana in the Past Month: Half Weight (~1.41 Points)
  • Retail Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed per 100 Persons: Quarter Weight (~0.70 Points)
  • Share of Adults with Mental Health Not Good: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the percentage of adults with 14 or more mentally unhealthy days reported in the past month.
  • Life Expectancy: Full Weight (~2.82 Points)
  • Food-Insecurity Rate: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
  • Percentage of Residents Who Are Fully Vaccinated: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)

Income & Employment - Total Points: 25

  • Income-Growth Rate: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Share of Households Earning Annual Incomes Above $75,000: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Poverty Rate: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Job Satisfaction: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • 4+ Star Job Opportunities per Total People in the Labor Force: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the number of job opportunities at 4+ star rated companies on Glasssdoor.com per the total people in the labor force.
  • Job Security: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the probability of unemployment.
  • Unemployment Rate: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Underemployment Rate: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Bankruptcy Rate: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Weekly Work Hours: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Commute Time: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)

Community & Environment - Total Points: 25

  • WalletHub’s "Most Caring Cities" Ranking: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Separation & Divorce Rate: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Hate-Crime Incidents per Capita: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Ideal Weather: Half Weight (~1.79 Points)
    Note: This metric uses data from WalletHub’s "" ranking.
  • Acres of Parkland per 1,000 Residents: Half Weight (~1.79 Points)
  • Average Leisure Time Spent per Day*: Double Weight (~7.14 Points)
  • Well-Being “Community” Index Score: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
    Note: This metric refers to the “Community” section of the Sharecare Well-Being Index, which refers to “liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community.”

Sources: Data used to create this ranking were collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sharecare-Boston University School of Public Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Feeding America, Chmura Economics & Analytics, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, The Trust for Public Land, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Glassdoor.com, Indeed and WalletHub research.

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FAQs

What US city is the happiest? ›

Concord is named the “happiest” city in America, according to a study by HouseFresh. The city was also named the “smiliest” in the country. For both categories, San Francisco cracked the top 20 with a ranking of 15th.

Where do the happiest Americans live? ›

In the study, Fremont, California was determined the happiest city in America in 2022, with a total “happiness score” of 77.13, while Detroit, Michigan took last place with a score of 32.31. In second place is Columbia, Maryland, which scored 71.64 on the happiness scale.

What are the top 10 happiest places to live? ›

The world's happiest countries, 2022 edition
  • Finland.
  • Denmark.
  • Iceland.
  • Switzerland.
  • Netherlands.
  • Luxembourg.
  • Sweden.
  • Norway.
18 Mar 2022

Where Do happy people live? ›

The happiest ranks or “well-being” of the state were calculated on five elements of well-being: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. Hawaii topped the list with having the highest levels of financial, community and physical elements, Alaska in social well-being and Texas in purpose well-being.

Where are people most happy? ›

For the fifth year in a row, Finland has been named the happiest country in the world, with Denmark coming in second, followed by Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

What is the happiest and healthiest city? ›

Naples, Florida has been making it into the "happiest and healthiest city" rankings for many years in a row. Thousands of people choose this city to become their home for hundreds of reasons.

What is the best city to live in USA 2022? ›

The top spot on our list goes to Raleigh, North Carolina. As one of the anchors of the Research Triangle, the city continues to attract young employees and major companies to plant roots in The Tar Heel State.

Are people happier in big or small cities? ›

In line with earlier research, we found that urban populations are, on average, happier than rural populations in that they return higher levels of happiness.

What is the happiest and healthiest city in America? ›

Miami is not only the happiest city but the healthiest and most active city as well.

Where is the best place to live in America? ›

The Best Places to Live in America: 10 Best Cities
  • Naperville, Illinois.
  • Arlington, Virginia.
  • Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Columbia, Maryland.
  • Berkeley, California.
  • Plano, Texas.
  • Irvine, California.
28 Jul 2022

Are people happier in Florida? ›

A new study from WalletHub shows that Florida couldn't even make the list of the top 20 happiest states in America. WalletHub's “happiness research” includes all the things that allegedly make us happy, such as positive economic, emotional, social and physical health.

Who are the happiest people in America? ›

According to a study by Amerisleep, the happiest state is North Dakota (#1) followed by Vermont, Nebraska, South Dakota and California. The least happy states were Kentucky (#50) followed by West Virginia, Tennessee, Nevada and Ohio (see complete list below).

Who is the happiest person in the world? ›

Matthieu Ricard, a 66-year old Tibetan monk and geneticist, produces brain gamma waves—linked to consciousness, attention, learning and memory—never before reported in neuroscience, leading researchers to conclude that Ricard is the world's happiest man.

Do happier people live longer? ›

Happy people don't just enjoy life; they're likely to live longer, too. A new study has found that those in better moods were 35% less likely to die in the next 5 years when taking their life situations into account.

Who are the happiest people? ›

They spend time in nature. Based on numerous research studies and surveys, Finland is considered the "happiest country in the world." A recent study from the University of Helsinkifound a big reason why young Finnish people are so content: they make a point of spending time enjoying the great outdoors.

Can Moving make you happier? ›

So, can moving make you happier? Likely yes, if it comes with general improvements in your living environment, social network, and work-life balance. But it's far from a cure-all, and you're unlikely to notice a change in how you feel if your move doesn't offer more than just a superficial change in scenery.

Which country smiles the most? ›

Positive Paraguay

Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, is also the country that smiles the most globally.

Is New York a happy city? ›

New York City ranked 58th on a list of 182 cities, placing it within the top 50% of the study, but still well-below dozens of other U.S. cities. For the purpose of this study, first place represents the happiest city, while 182nd place represents the least happy city.

Is Chicago a happy city? ›

Personal finance website Wallethub has released a new report which named one Chicago suburb among America's top 25 "Happiest Cities in America". The report gave Aurora, the second-largest city in Illinois, a total score of 63.60, good enough for the 21st spot.

What is the unhealthiest city in America? ›

Laredo, Texas, has the lowest cost per doctor's visit, $56.00, which is 3.9 times less expensive than in Juneau, Alaska, the city with the highest at $219.00.
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2022's Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America – WalletHub Study.
Healthiest CitiesUnhealthiest Cities
1. San Francisco, CA173. Montgomery, AL
2. Seattle, WA174. Columbus, GA
3. San Diego, CA175. Augusta, GA
7 more rows
4 Apr 2022

Where do the healthiest Americans live? ›

Healthiest Places to Live in the U.S.
Overall RankCityTotal Score
1San Francisco, CA68.54
2Seattle, WA66.08
3San Diego, CA64.94
4Portland, OR64.69
55 more rows
4 Apr 2022

Where do the healthiest people live in the US? ›

The Healthiest Communities in the U.S.
  • Los Alamos County, New Mexico.
  • Falls Church, Virginia.
  • Douglas County, Colorado.
  • Morgan County, Utah.
  • Carver County, Minnesota.
  • Sioux County, Iowa.
  • Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
  • Hamilton County, Indiana.

What is the #1 city to live in the US? ›

Its 2022 ranking for the best places to live looked at five metrics: job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration. The best place to live in America is Huntsville, Alabama, followed by Colorado Springs, Colorado.

What is the best state to live in financially? ›

Alaska is the top state for fiscal stability. It's followed by South Dakota, Tennessee, Idaho and Utah to round out the top five. Half of the 10 states with the best fiscal stability also rank among the top 10 Best States overall.

What is the #1 best state to live in? ›

According to the report, the best state to live in the U.S. is Massachusetts. That isn't the only northern state to appear near the top of the rankings. New Jersey, New York, Idaho, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Minnesota, and Wisconsin all made the top 10.

Which life is better rural or urban? ›

Features comparison Rural Vs Urban living
RuralUrban
Clean, natural surroundings.More pollution and waste management issues compared to rural areas.
Introduction of new technology limited to the need in occupation and some personal use.Widespread adoption of technology in almost all walks of life.
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30 Apr 2022

Why is living in rural areas better? ›

A more relaxed pace of life

Not only are rural neighbourhoods quieter and more picturesque, but they're also known for being safer, with less crime, pollution, litter and traffic.

Is life better in city or small town? ›

From a health point of view, small towns are better for you than cities. Due to reduced traffic, and therefore reduced air pollution, you can treat your lungs to beautiful fresh air in a small town.

What city has the healthiest food? ›

Overall, Atlanta is the best city for healthy eating in the country with 151.97 healthy restaurants per 100,000 people located here. Coming in second and third place are Hartford and Las Vegas with 105.35 and 76.67 healthy restaurants per 100,000 people respectively.

What is the healthiest city in the world? ›

Healthiest cities in the world for 2022
  • Vienna, Austria. ...
  • Dubai, UAE. ...
  • Copenhagen, Denmark. ...
  • Frankfurt, Germany. ...
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ...
  • Helsinki, Finland. ...
  • Berlin, Germany. ...
  • Stockholm, Sweden.
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What is the most moved to state in 2022? ›

The state with the most new residents in 2022 is Texas, with 294,036 people moving in. The state that has lost the most residents in 2022 is New York, where -88,648 have left the state.

Where is the best place to move to start over? ›

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  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. ...
  • Salt Lake City, Utah. ...
  • Jacksonville, Florida. ...
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ...
  • Cleveland, Ohio. ...
  • Denver, Colorado. ...
  • Nashville, Tennessee.
7 Jan 2022

What is the most affordable city to live in? ›

Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022-2023
  • Hickory, NC.
  • Green Bay, WI.
  • Quad Cities, IA-IL (Davenport-Bettendorf, IA & Moline-Rock Island, IL)
  • Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Beaumont, TX.

Are people happier in Texas or California? ›

Study: California Ranks as 4th Happiest State — Well Ahead of Texas and Florida.

Why are people in Utah so happy? ›

Utah ranked number one for being the least stressed by work environment along with community and environment. The Beehive State ranked ninth for stress due to emotional and physical well-being.

Why is California so happy? ›

Sunshine, low divorce rates, and plenty of sleep are key factors in creating a blissful environment.

What is the happiest and healthiest city in America? ›

Miami is not only the happiest city but the healthiest and most active city as well.

What is the happiest city in the world 2021? ›

Here are the top ten happiest cities in the world, according to the study:
  • Athens, Greece.
  • Rome, Italy.
  • Sydney, Australia.
  • Madrid, Spain.
  • Toronto, Canada.
  • San José, Costa Rica.
  • Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Bangkok, Thailand.
23 Jun 2022

Where is the best place to live in America? ›

The Best Places to Live in America: 10 Best Cities
  • Naperville, Illinois.
  • Arlington, Virginia.
  • Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Columbia, Maryland.
  • Berkeley, California.
  • Plano, Texas.
  • Irvine, California.
28 Jul 2022

What is the unhealthiest city in America? ›

Laredo, Texas, has the lowest cost per doctor's visit, $56.00, which is 3.9 times less expensive than in Juneau, Alaska, the city with the highest at $219.00.
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2022's Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America – WalletHub Study.
Healthiest CitiesUnhealthiest Cities
1. San Francisco, CA173. Montgomery, AL
2. Seattle, WA174. Columbus, GA
3. San Diego, CA175. Augusta, GA
7 more rows
4 Apr 2022

Where do the healthiest Americans live? ›

Healthiest Places to Live in the U.S.
Overall RankCityTotal Score
1San Francisco, CA68.54
2Seattle, WA66.08
3San Diego, CA64.94
4Portland, OR64.69
55 more rows
4 Apr 2022

Where do the healthiest people live in the US? ›

The Healthiest Communities in the U.S.
  • Los Alamos County, New Mexico.
  • Falls Church, Virginia.
  • Douglas County, Colorado.
  • Morgan County, Utah.
  • Carver County, Minnesota.
  • Sioux County, Iowa.
  • Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
  • Hamilton County, Indiana.

What is the healthiest state in America? ›

According to a new study released by Sharecare, a digital health company, in partnership with the Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts has emerged as the state with the highest well-being in the nation for the second consecutive year. Rounding out the top five highest-ranking states are Hawaii (No.

What is the best state to live in USA 2022? ›

According to the report, the best state to live in the U.S. is Massachusetts. That isn't the only northern state to appear near the top of the rankings. New Jersey, New York, Idaho, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Minnesota, and Wisconsin all made the top 10.

What is the number 1 state? ›

Washington

What is the best city to live in the world? ›

No. 1 best place to live in the world: Vienna, Austria
  • Overall rating: 95.1/100.
  • Stability: 95.
  • Healthcare: 83.3.
  • Culture & environment: 98.6.
  • Education: 100.
  • Infrastructure: 100. Vienna, Austria, ranked first as the best place to live in the world. It held the position in 2018 and 2019 but slipped to 12th place in 2021.
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What city is the happiest place on Earth? ›

The happiest city in the world is Helsinki in Finland

And in our top spot, is Helsinki – which is located in Finland, the happiest country in the world.

Are people happier in Florida? ›

A new study from WalletHub shows that Florida couldn't even make the list of the top 20 happiest states in America. WalletHub's “happiness research” includes all the things that allegedly make us happy, such as positive economic, emotional, social and physical health.

What is the number 1 city in the US? ›

America's Big Cities
RANKCITY2010 Census
1New York, New York8,175,133
2Los Angeles, California3,792,621
3Chicago, Illinois2,695,598
4Houston, Texas2,100,263
46 more rows

What is the best state to live in financially? ›

Alaska is the top state for fiscal stability. It's followed by South Dakota, Tennessee, Idaho and Utah to round out the top five. Half of the 10 states with the best fiscal stability also rank among the top 10 Best States overall.

Where is the best place to move to start over? ›

Fresh Start: 10 Best Cities to Move to Start a New Life
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Anyone looking for a fresh start will find a kindred spirit in Pittsburgh itself. ...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. ...
  • Salt Lake City, Utah. ...
  • Jacksonville, Florida. ...
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ...
  • Cleveland, Ohio. ...
  • Denver, Colorado. ...
  • Nashville, Tennessee.
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1. The Happiest City in America
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2. Top 10 BEST CITIES to Live in America for 2022 (Stay to the end for extras)
(World According To Briggs)
3. 2021’s Happiest Cities in America
(WalletHub)
4. Top 10 Happiest States in America.
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5. Top 5 Happiest Cities in America Are All in One State
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