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Using data from sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the three dimensions were evaluated based on 30 relevant metrics such as rates of depression, poverty rates, weather and more.
Eight of the top 10 happiest cities in America, according to WalletHub, are in California.
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The happiest city in the nation is Fremont, California.
And the least happy of the 150 cities examined is Detroit.
Atlanta scored a total of 52.97 points and ranked No. 51 for the emotional/physical well-being category, No. 114 for income/employment and No. 122 in community/environment.
Here are the top 10 happiest places to live, according to WalletHub’s 2017 ranking:
- Fremont, California
- San Jose, California
- Irvine, California
- San Francisco, California
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Huntington Beach, California
- San Diego, California
- Oakland, California
- Santa Rosa, California
- Washington, D.C.
More about the study and its methodology.