Happiest Cities Are Mostly in One State

8 of top 10 are in sunny California: WalletHub
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2017 11:41 AM CDT
America's 10 Happiest Cities
A visitor takes photos of the city skyline at sunrise Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Life in sunny California sure is sweet, according to WalletHub. Based on factors such as emotional and physical well-being and income and employment, the site has compiled a list of the happiest cities in the country—and ones in California dominate the upper ranks. The top 10, with "happiness scores" out of 100:

  1. Fremont, Calif.: 77.5
  2. San Jose, Calif.: 76
  3. Irvine, Calif.: 71
  4. San Francisco, Calif.: 69
  5. Sioux Falls, SD: 68
  6. Huntington Beach, Calif.: 67
  7. San Diego, Calif.: 66
  8. Oakland, Calif.: 65.5
  9. Santa Rosa, Calif.: 65
  10. Washington, DC: 65
Click for the full list or see the happiest countries. (Read more happiness stories.)

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