Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Columbia, Maryland ranks among happiest cities in USA, according to WalletHub report

Columbia, Maryland ranks among happiest cities in USA, according to WalletHub report

(No. 1). Detroit, Mich., ranked last out of the 182 cities, with a score of 28.65. Don't miss a thing.

But our local happiness indicator didn't stop at Fremont's city limits. Just remember that what makes some people happy might not make you happy: You might prefer a friendlier city, even if it doesn't offer as much financial security as a less welcoming community. "Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are". Key ingredients for a happy life include a positive mental state, a healthy body and strong social connections.

The data is based on a collection of depression rates, income-growth rates, and average leisure time spent per day.

According to a new report from WalletHub, Columbia, Maryland came in as the twelfth happiest city in America.

One of the study's key findings was that people who make $75,000 a year won't get any higher satisfaction from more money. And to celebrate, they've surveyed more than 180 of America's largest cities to find out which was the happiest.

According to WalletHub, Santa Clarita ranks 88th in unemployment rates; 85th in hours worked per week; 57th in adequate sleep rates; 26th in depression rates; 13th in suicide rates; eighth in sports and participation rates; and seventh in separation and divorce rates.

The top three cities-Fremont, California; Bismarck, North Dakota; and San Jose, California-ranked first in the country in Community & Environment, Income & Employment, and Emotional & Physical Well-Being, respectively. And who wouldn't want to live in a place where happiness is all but guaranteed?

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