The Happiest Cities in America


The Pandemic has affected our lives this year in so many ways, big and small…not the least of which has been stress. So if it’s happiness you seek, perhaps you’re not living in the right place? The consumer news site Wallethub has put together their official list of the happiest cities in America. According to the site, they used factors including strong social connections, job satisfaction, financial well-being, among others. So, number one on the list…Fremont, California. Rounding out the top five are Bismarck, Fargo, Madison, and San Jose.

Here is the full list from WALLETHUB!

Overall Rank

City

Total Score

Emotional & Physical Well-Being

Income & Employment

Community & Environment

1

Fremont, CA

73.66

1

46

5

2

Bismarck, ND

71.59

5

5

23

3

Fargo, ND

70.94

9

3

17

4

Madison, WI

70.14

13

6

14

5

San Jose, CA

69.47

2

21

75

6

South Burlington, VT

68.73

8

11

61

7

Lincoln, NE

68.35

14

10

20

8

Columbia, MD

67.73

4

95

102

9

Cedar Rapids, IA

67.64

11

74

19

10

Santa Rosa, CA

67.59

7

32

33

11

Sioux Falls, SD

67.43

24

23

12

12

Irvine, CA

67.27

15

18

31

13

San Francisco, CA

67.11

3

15

131

14

Pearl City, HI

66.58

16

114

6

15

Burlington, VT

66.19

26

1

111

16

Minneapolis, MN

65.98

6

28

115

17

Plano, TX

65.87

21

44

26

18

Charleston, SC

65.10

43

16

9

19

Rapid City, SD

65.00

51

14

1

20

Seattle, WA

64.74

10

2

161

21

Boise, ID

64.55

33

13

46

22

Honolulu, HI

64.45

19

112

15

23

Portland, ME

64.40

32

17

74

24

St. Paul, MN

64.31

22

56

66

25

Scottsdale, AZ

64.22

53

48

3

26

San Diego, CA

64.17

30

39

25

27

Austin, TX

64.13

20

24

94

28

Overland Park, KS

64.09

41

12

30

29

Missoula, MT

63.76

29

19

83

30

Grand Rapids, MI

63.56

48

20

16

31

Cape Coral, FL

63.23

54

52

4

32

Raleigh, NC

62.97

28

70

67

33

Huntington Beach, CA

62.95

25

64

98

34

Aurora, CO

62.56

17

150

47

35

Omaha, NE

62.53

46

26

36

36

Des Moines, IA

62.33

37

88

29

37

Gilbert, AZ

62.09

62

47

13

38

Oakland, CA

61.38

12

127

147

39

Durham, NC

61.18

34

49

80

40

Garden Grove, CA

60.81

45

96

32

41

Anaheim, CA

60.81

40

87

55

42

Aurora, IL

60.57

31

152

73

43

Portland, OR

60.52

35

41

118

44

Oceanside, CA

60.50

36

101

60

45

Chula Vista, CA

60.24

38

111

54

46

Virginia Beach, VA

60.09

49

80

43

47

Oxnard, CA

60.02

64

109

10

48

Nampa, ID

59.97

70

60

18

49

Chandler, AZ

59.86

67

76

24

50

Nashua, NH

59.84

59

40

56

51

Washington, DC

59.59

23

69

166

52

Peoria, AZ

59.43

77

92

8

53

Port St. Lucie, FL

59.33

86

71

11

54

Santa Clarita, CA

59.26

44

149

39

55

Tempe, AZ

59.17

84

42

22

56

Colorado Springs, CO

59.07

56

66

85

57

Sacramento, CA

59.07

52

53

95

58

Glendale, CA

58.93

55

136

27

59

Salt Lake City, UT

58.51

57

22

145

60

Denver, CO

58.32

27

124

160

61

Boston, MA

58.24

50

37

130

62

Reno, NV

58.16

80

55

51

63

Amarillo, TX

58.08

71

67

41

64

Juneau, AK

57.96

18

8

182

65

Pembroke Pines, FL

57.94

88

134

7

66

Santa Ana, CA

57.85

61

61

101

67

Charlotte, NC

57.79

58

99

90

68

Chesapeake, VA

57.74

94

105

21

69

Manchester, NH

57.66

76

65

49

70

Grand Prairie, TX

57.20

85

90

34

71

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

57.06

93

36

81

72

Anchorage, AK

56.99

39

29

177

73

Billings, MT

56.92

90

25

104

74

Vancouver, WA

56.89

47

102

148

75

Yonkers, NY

56.89

60

146

79

76

Pittsburgh, PA

56.28

100

45

70

77

Garland, TX

56.24

78

108

86

78

Cheyenne, WY

56.08

72

9

176

79

Columbia, SC

56.08

128

4

45

80

Tallahassee, FL

55.99

96

43

93

81

Nashville, TN

55.93

104

77

35

82

Mesa, AZ

55.92

97

118

42

83

Fort Worth, TX

55.76

75

131

87

84

Chicago, IL

55.65

42

174

103

85

Irving, TX

55.31

73

63

144

86

Tampa, FL

55.23

111

58

50

87

West Valley City, UT

55.23

81

62

135

88

Lewiston, ME

55.13

130

7

84

89

Riverside, CA

54.79

83

34

155

90

Atlanta, GA

54.75

79

104

116

91

Huntsville, AL

54.70

155

31

2

92

Tacoma, WA

54.59

66

129

149

93

Moreno Valley, CA

54.48

95

125

78

94

Fort Wayne, IN

54.45

105

117

65

95

Springfield, MO

54.24

136

27

63

96

Casper, WY

54.21

65

93

169

97

Lexington-Fayette, KY

54.20

119

54

76

98

Fort Lauderdale, FL

54.12

99

137

58

99

Los Angeles, CA

53.99

69

132

139

100

Salem, OR

53.95

108

35

123

101

Las Cruces, NM

53.72

113

107

40

102

Arlington, TX

53.58

87

140

113

103

Modesto, CA

53.37

110

57

107

104

Dallas, TX

53.30

74

128

150

105

Ontario, CA

53.27

121

68

88

106

Spokane, WA

53.10

112

50

125

107

Fontana, CA

52.96

120

94

71

108

Jersey City, NJ

52.88

82

177

82

109

St. Petersburg, FL

52.57

124

51

112

110

Columbus, OH

52.48

106

110

117

111

Jacksonville, FL

52.41

137

98

52

112

Long Beach, CA

52.39

68

171

141

113

Bridgeport, CT

52.37

63

176

106

114

Milwaukee, WI

52.28

91

162

114

115

Henderson, NV

52.26

101

170

68

116

Warwick, RI

52.07

133

78

69

117

Lubbock, TX

51.93

116

33

157

118

Kansas City, MO

51.90

102

121

140

119

Glendale, AZ

51.71

107

145

110

120

Albuquerque, NM

51.04

89

72

178

121

Orlando, FL

50.93

129

97

105

122

New York, NY

50.91

109

178

57

123

Houston, TX

50.83

92

159

156

124

Rochester, NY

50.52

118

135

129

125

Brownsville, TX

50.21

151

122

28

126

Phoenix, AZ

50.13

103

148

158

127

Winston-Salem, NC

49.92

134

84

134

128

El Paso, TX

49.92

146

142

62

129

Fort Smith, AR

49.83

158

75

48

130

Miami, FL

49.82

126

133

128

131

Richmond, VA

49.68

117

144

146

132

Greensboro, NC

49.51

123

85

159

133

Jackson, MS

49.41

131

154

96

134

Norfolk, VA

49.35

122

160

126

135

Buffalo, NY

49.18

141

115

119

136

Indianapolis, IN

49.14

115

169

121

137

Corpus Christi, TX

49.11

132

103

151

138

Worcester, MA

48.92

114

126

172

139

Chattanooga, TN

48.84

159

79

77

140

Knoxville, TN

48.66

170

30

72

141

San Antonio, TX

48.61

145

89

133

142

Tucson, AZ

48.37

142

100

142

143

Oklahoma City, OK

48.36

144

113

132

144

New Haven, CT

48.16

98

153

175

145

Providence, RI

47.95

167

82

53

146

Wichita, KS

47.87

140

106

163

147

Little Rock, AR

47.56

150

165

64

148

Shreveport, LA

47.55

149

168

59

149

Cincinnati, OH

47.43

139

83

173

150

Stockton, CA

47.13

127

139

167

151

Las Vegas, NV

47.04

138

178

99

152

New Orleans, LA

47.00

143

156

138

153

Louisville, KY

46.55

164

123

97

154

Akron, OH

46.48

156

150

100

155

Bakersfield, CA

46.44

160

120

136

156

Fresno, CA

46.43

154

73

165

157

Baltimore, MD

46.23

125

173

164

158

Hialeah, FL

46.02

135

175

153

159

North Las Vegas, NV

45.92

147

181

91

160

Philadelphia, PA

45.80

165

158

89

161

Laredo, TX

45.72

166

86

143

162

Baton Rouge, LA

45.54

161

91

152

163

Newport News, VA

45.26

152

166

124

164

Charleston, WV

45.15

172

81

109

165

San Bernardino, CA

44.66

148

155

168

166

St. Louis, MO

44.30

157

147

162

167

Newark, NJ

43.97

153

182

108

168

Wilmington, DE

43.90

162

116

170

169

Birmingham, AL

43.87

169

143

137

170

Gulfport, MS

43.80

180

130

44

171

Columbus, GA

43.72

179

138

38

172

Tulsa, OK

43.32

163

119

171

173

Mobile, AL

43.24

173

161

92

174

Fayetteville, NC

42.55

171

163

127

175

Huntington, WV

42.50

181

38

122

176

Dover, DE

42.40

174

59

179

177

Montgomery, AL

42.37

177

164

37

178

Toledo, OH

42.18

176

141

154

179

Memphis, TN

40.16

168

172

174

180

Augusta, GA

38.76

182

157

120

181

Cleveland, OH

37.48

175

167

181

182

Detroit, MI

34.29

178

180

180