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Do you live in one of the happiest cities in America?


By Fiza Pirani

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

According to personal finance website WalletHub’s 2017 “Happiest Places to Live” ranking, California is home to some of the happiest U.S. cities to live in.

To come up with the results, analysts at WalletHub compared the nation’s 150 largest cities across three key dimensions: emotional/physical well being, income/employment and community/environment.

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.

The happiest city in the nation is Fremont, California.

The least happy of the 150 cities examined is Detroit.

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.

See the full list here, and read more about the study and its methodology here.

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