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|March 22, 2019|
Where are the ‘happiest’ cities?
March 20th marks the International Day of Happiness. And a study by WalletHub found that half of the nation’s twenty happiest cities are in California and it found that money isn’t everything.
WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. Each city was examined on 31 key indicators of happiness, ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.
As for money, it can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money.
People get joy from different things, whether it’s family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. What people might not realize is that where you live may also determine how happy you are.
Among the largest Inland Empire cities studied, Rancho Cucamonga ranked highest at 63rd followed by Riverside, Fontana, Ontario, Moreno Valley and San Bernardino. Riverside got its best marks for income and employment. Los Angeles placed 82nd.
Overall, Plano, Texas was ranked the happiest city in America and Detroit, Michigan the saddest.
Story Date: March 19, 2019