America’s Happiest Cities in 2019

March 12, 2019

What is the key to happiness? It may be living in a city known for having happier residents.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, analyzed more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities to find the happiest cities of all. They examined 31 key indicators they culled from positive psychology to rate happiness, including the depression rate, income growth, average leisure time per day, life expectancy, job satisfaction, unemployment, commute time, divorce rate, and weather, among others.

The happiest U.S. cities in 2019, according to WalletHub, are:

  1. Plano, Texas
  2. Irvine, Calif.
  3. Madison, Wis.
  4. Fremont, Calif.
  5. Huntington Beach, Calif.
  6. Fargo, N.D.
  7. Grand Prairie, Texas
  8. San Jose, Calif.
  9. Scottsdale, Ariz.
  10. San Francisco
Source: WalletHub
Source: 
2019’s Happiest Cities in America,” WalletHub (March 11, 2019)