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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.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/happiest-places-to-live/32619/

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers for the Television Critics Association’s press tours. The tours take place twice a year in Beverly Hills/Pasadena.