Bay Area scores 3 of top 10 in "Happiest Cities" report

A new report from personal-finance websiteWalletHub has been released.

The report shows its annual ranking of the happiest (and unhappiest) cities in America. They compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities using 31 key indicators of happiness, including income-growth rate, depression rate, average leisure time spent per day and more. 

Top 20 Happiest Cities in America

  1. Plano, Texas
  2. Irvine, California
  3. Madison, Wisconsin
  4. Fremont, California
  5. Huntington Beach, California
  6. Fargo, North Dakota
  7. Grand Prairie, Texas
  8. San Jose, California
  9. Scottsdale, Arizona
  10. San Francisco, California
  11. Bismarck, North Dakota
  12. Overland Park, Kansas
  13. Santa Rosa, California
  14. Austin, Texas
  15. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  16. Pearl City, Hawaii
  17. Glendale, California
  18. San Diego, California
  19. St. Paul, Minnesota
  20. Charleston, South Carolina

20 Unhappiest Cities in America

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Toledo, Ohio
  3. Charleston, West Virginia
  4. Birmingham, Alabama
  5. Cleveland, Ohio
  6. Gulfport, Mississippi
  7. Little Rock, Arkansas
  8. Huntington, West Virginia
  9. Newark, New Jersey
  10. Mobile, Alabama
  11. Augusta, Georgia
  12. St. Louis, Missouri
  13. Fort Smith, Arkansas
  14. Cincinnati, Ohio
  15. Akron, Ohio
  16. Fayetteville, North Carolina
  17. Columbus, Georgia
  18. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  19. Memphis, Tennessee
  20. Shreveport, Louisiana

Fewest Work Hours

  1. Burlington, Vermont
  2. Tallahassee, Florida
  3. New Haven, Connecticut
  4. Bridgeport, Connecticut (tied for #4)
  5. Missoula, Montana (tied for #4)

Most Work Hours

  1. Anchorage, Alaska
  2. Fayetteville, North Carolina
  3. Cheyenne, Wyoming (tied for #3)
  4. Corpus Christi, Texas (tied for #3)
  5. Pearl City, Hawaii

Highest Income Growth

  1. San Francisco, California
  2. Seattle, Washington
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. Fremont, California

Lowest Income Growth

  1. Gulfport, Mississippi
  2. Glendale, Arizona
  3. North Las Vegas, Nevada
  4. Oceanside, California
  5. Newark, New Jersey

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