10 Cities With Best, Worst Well-Being

Provo is tops, while Huntington, West Virginia, is last
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 25, 2014 4:44 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Gallup is out with its annual rankings of "well-being" in various communities, based on surveys of residents that encompass everything from jobs to physical and emotional health to community safety. The results: Provo, Utah, comes in at No. 1, while Huntington, W. Va., finishes last among 189 cities, reports USA Today. The top 10 cities in the survey:

  1. Provo-Orem, Utah
  2. Boulder, Colo.
  3. Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.
  4. Honolulu
  5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
  6. Ann Arbor, Mich.
  7. Naples-Marco Island, Fla.
  8. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, Calif.
  9. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.
  10. Lincoln, Neb.

The cities with the worst well-being:

  1. Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio
  2. Charleston, W.Va.
  3. Redding, Calif.
  4. Spartanburg, S.C.
  5. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.
  6. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
  7. Columbus, Ga., Ala.
  8. Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
  9. Mobile, Ala.
  10. Evansville, Ind.-Ky.
The full report is at Healthways.com. (Read more Gallup stories.)

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