Top Happiest And Saddest Cities In America

At some point, people decide to settle down in a certain city to build their families and the rest of their lives. However, before making a decision it is important to find out which cities are considered the happiest places to live and which are not so cheery. You might be surprised that even the sunniest places in the U.S. might not be the brightest for their citizens. Let’s find out more!

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THE HAPPIEST CITIES IN AMERICA

There are many ways to measure the happiness of certain places, and in the following list, we have gathered several statistics from Best of Life and Wallethub such as unemployment, mental health days, average income, and more so that everyone can make an informed decision.

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50. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 3,976,322
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.7
  • Joblessness: 6.72%
  • Income Disparity: 5.4
  • Average Income per household: $59,045.00
  • Happiness Score: 73.05
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49. TEMPE, ARIZONA

  • Residents: 182,498
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.6
  • Joblessness: 5.18%
  • Income Disparity: 4.6
  • Average Income per household: $56,017.00
  • Happiness Score: 73.98
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48. CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

  • Residents: 842,051
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.5
  • Joblessness: 5.36%
  • Income Disparity: 4.7
  • Average Income per household: $57,029.00
  • Happiness Score: 74.39
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47. TACOMA, WASHINGTON

  • Residents: 211,277
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.8
  • Joblessness: 6.33%
  • Income Disparity: 4.1
  • Average Income per household: $60,168.00
  • Happiness Score: 74.87
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46. PEORIA, ARIZONA

  • Residents: 164,173
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.6
  • Joblessness: 5.18%
  • Income Disparity: 4.6
  • Average Income per household: $56,017.00
  • Happiness Score: 75.72
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45. OMAHA, NEBRASKA

  • Residents: 446,970
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.2
  • Joblessness: 3.28%
  • Income Disparity: 4.7
  • Average Income per household: $58,405.00
  • Happiness Score: 75.87
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44. ARLINGTON, TEXAS

  • Residents: 392,772
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.4
  • Joblessness: 4.15%
  • Income Disparity: 4.5
  • Average Income per household: $60,735.00
  • Happiness Score: 76.02
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43. CHANDLER, ARIZONA

  • Residents: 247,477
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.6
  • Joblessness: 5.18%
  • Income Disparity: 4.6
  • Average Income per household: $56,017.00
  • Happiness Score: 76.54
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42. GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 200,831
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.7
  • Joblessness: 6.72%
  • Income Disparity: 5.4
  • Average Income per household: $59,045.00
  • Happiness Score: 76.57
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41. SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 181,972
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.7
  • Joblessness: 6.72%
  • Income Disparity: 5.4
  • Average Income per household: $59,045.00
  • Happiness Score: 77.93
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40. FORT WORTH, TEXAS

  • Residents: 854,113
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.4
  • Joblessness: 4.15%
  • Income Disparity: 4.5
  • Average Income per household: $60,735.00
  • Happiness Score: 78.13
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39. VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON

  • Residents: 175,673
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.7
  • Joblessness: 6.36%
  • Income Disparity: 3.9
  • Average Income per household: $64,282.00
  • Happiness Score: 78.46
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38. GILBERT, ARIZONA

  • Residents: 237,133
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.6
  • Joblessness: 5.18%
  • Income Disparity: 4.6
  • Average Income per household: $56,017.00
  • Happiness Score: 78.73
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37. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

  • Residents: 280,364
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.0
  • Joblessness: 2.61%
  • Income Disparity: 4.5
  • Average Income per household: $54,422.00
  • Happiness Score: 78.73
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36. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

  • Residents: 246,645
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.6
  • Joblessness: 5.18%
  • Income Disparity: 4.6
  • Average Income per household: $56,017.00
  • Happiness Score: 79.47
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35. COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

  • Residents: 465,101
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.4
  • Joblessness: 4.61%
  • Income Disparity: 4.3
  • Average Income per household: $60,050.00
  • Happiness Score: 79.63
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34. BOISE, IDAHO

  • Residents: 223,154
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.4
  • Joblessness: 3.59%
  • Income Disparity: 4.3
  • Average Income per household: $58,431.00
  • Happiness Score: 79.84
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33. DES MOINES, IOWA

  • Residents: 215,472
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.3
  • Joblessness: 3.59%
  • Income Disparity: 4.3
  • Average Income per household: $60,436.00
  • Happiness Score: 80.19
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32. ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

  • Residents: 302,398
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.0
  • Joblessness: 3.53%
  • Income Disparity: 4.8
  • Average Income per household: $57,299.00
  • Happiness Score: 80.55
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31. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

  • Residents: 193,744
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.5
  • Joblessness: 3.33%
  • Income Disparity: 4.0
  • Average Income per household: $65,549.00
  • Happiness Score: 85.21
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30. WASHINGTON DC, D.C.

  • Residents: 681,170
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.4
  • Joblessness: 6.91%
  • Income Disparity: 7.0
  • Average Income per household: $73,115.00
  • Happiness Score: 86.19
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29. OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 175,464
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.4
  • Joblessness: 5.20%
  • Income Disparity: 4.9
  • Average Income per household: $67,053.00
  • Happiness Score: 87.18
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28. CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA

  • Residents: 237,940
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.2
  • Joblessness: 4.55%
  • Income Disparity: 3.8
  • Average Income per household: $67,296.00
  • Happiness Score: 87.33
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27. AUSTIN, TEXAS

  • Residents: 947,890
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.0
  • Joblessness: 3.27%
  • Income Disparity: 4.8
  • Average Income per household: $65,244.00
  • Happiness Score: 88.97
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26. VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA

  • Residents: 452,602
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.1
  • Joblessness: 4.28%
  • Income Disparity: 3.7
  • Average Income per household: $67,032.00
  • Happiness Score: 89.40
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25. CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 267,172
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.4
  • Joblessness: 5.20%
  • Income Disparity: 4.9
  • Average Income per household: $67,053.00
  • Happiness Score: 90.17
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24. AURORA, COLORADO

  • Residents: 361,710
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.3
  • Joblessness: 3.72%
  • Income Disparity: 4.2
  • Average Income per household: $67,062.00
  • Happiness Score: 90.58
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23. SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 1,406,630
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.4
  • Joblessness: 5.20%
  • Income Disparity: 4.9
  • Average Income per household: $67,053.00
  • Happiness Score: 91.15
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22. SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 175,155
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.6
  • Joblessness: 4.49%
  • Income Disparity: 4.5
  • Average Income per household: $66,463.00
  • Happiness Score: 91.37
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21. SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Residents: 174,360
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 2.5
  • Joblessness: 2.74%
  • Income Disparity: 3.8
  • Average Income per household: $55,605.00
  • Happiness Score: 91.59
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20. MADISON, WISCONSIN

  • Residents: 252,551
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.3
  • Joblessness: 3.21%
  • Income Disparity: 4.3
  • Average Income per household: $65,416.00
  • Happiness Score: 91.61
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19. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

  • Residents: 413,651
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 2.9
  • Joblessness: 3.28%
  • Income Disparity: 4.9
  • Average Income per household: $68,902.00
  • Happiness Score: 92.63
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18. SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 334,217
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.5
  • Joblessness: 4.48%
  • Income Disparity: 4.8
  • Average Income per household: $78,002.00
  • Happiness Score: 94.69
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17. RALEIGH, NORTH DAKOTA

  • Residents: 458,880
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.1
  • Joblessness: 4.65%
  • Income Disparity: 4.3
  • Average Income per household: $70,629.00
  • Happiness Score: 96.28
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16. YONKERS, NEW YORK

  • Residents: 200,807
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.2
  • Joblessness: 4.61%
  • Income Disparity: 5.9
  • Average Income per household: $85,688.00
  • Happiness Score: 96.85
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15. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

  • Residents: 294,356
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.3
  • Joblessness: 5.00%
  • Income Disparity: 3.8
  • Average Income per household: $77,791.00
  • Happiness Score: 98.45
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14. ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 351,043
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.5
  • Joblessness: 4.48%
  • Income Disparity: 4.8
  • Average Income per household: $78,002.00
  • Happiness Score: 99.75
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13. OXNARD, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 207,906
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.5
  • Joblessness: 5.69%
  • Income Disparity: 4.4
  • Average Income per household: $79,285.00
  • Happiness Score: 100.18
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12. GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 174,858
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.5
  • Joblessness: 4.48%
  • Income Disparity: 4.8
  • Average Income per household: $78,002.00
  • Happiness Score: 100.62
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11. HONOLULU, HAWAII

  • Residents: 351,792
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 2.8
  • Joblessness: 3.40%
  • Income Disparity: 4.0
  • Average Income per household: $76,544.00
  • Happiness Score: 102.55
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10. AURORA, ILLINOIS

  • Residents: 201,110
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.4
  • Joblessness: 4.66%
  • Income Disparity: 4.2
  • Average Income per household: $81,616.00
  • Happiness Score: 103.43
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9. HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 200,652
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.5
  • Joblessness: 4.48%
  • Income Disparity: 4.8
  • Average Income per household: $78,002.00
  • Happiness Score: 103.59
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8. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 420,005
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.2
  • Joblessness: 4.74%
  • Income Disparity: 5.4
  • Average Income per household: $81,462.00
  • Happiness Score: 103.91
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7. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

  • Residents: 704,352
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.1
  • Joblessness: 4.44%
  • Income Disparity: 4.7
  • Average Income per household: $81,816.00
  • Happiness Score: 105.29
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6. IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 266,122
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.5
  • Joblessness: 4.48%
  • Income Disparity: 4.8
  • Average Income per household: $78,002.00
  • Happiness Score: 107.26
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5. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 870,887
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.3
  • Joblessness: 3.64%
  • Income Disparity: 7.1
  • Average Income per household: $90,527.00
  • Happiness Score: 107.52
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4. OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

  • Residents: 188,966
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 2.7
  • Joblessness: 3.42%
  • Income Disparity: 4.0
  • Average Income per household: $83,007.00
  • Happiness Score: 113.36
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3. PLANO, TEXAS

  • Residents: 286,057
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 2.9
  • Joblessness: 3.64%
  • Income Disparity: 4.0
  • Average Income per household: $86,823.00
  • Happiness Score: 115.53
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2. FREMONT, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 233,136
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.2
  • Joblessness: 4.74%
  • Income Disparity: 5.4
  • Average Income per household: $81,462.00
  • Happiness Score: 115.94
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1. SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 1,025,350
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.0
  • Joblessness: 4.16%
  • Income Disparity: 5.1
  • Average Income per household: $102,191.00
  • Happiness Score: 137.32
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THE SADDEST CITIES IN AMERICA

Measuring happiness or sadness is completely different. It’s important to take account several more statistics like divorce rate from the U.S. Census Data. It’s time to find out some more surprising numbers for cities in the U.S.

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50. MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

  • Residents: 199,518
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.50
  • Joblessness: 9.20%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.5%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 5.51%
  • Sadness Score: 70.4
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49. TAMPA, FLORIDA

  • Residents: 385,430
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.90
  • Joblessness: 10.60%
  • Divorce Rate: 13.1%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 6.15%
  • Sadness Score: 70.8
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48. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

  • Residents: 152,938
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.70
  • Joblessness: 11.40%
  • Divorce Rate: 13.0%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -2.83%
  • Sadness Score: 71
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47. HIALEAH, FLORIDA

  • Residents: 239,673
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.20
  • Joblessness: 11.80%
  • Divorce Rate: 11.3%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -0.46%
  • Sadness Score: 71.4
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46. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

  • Residents: 393,292
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.40
  • Joblessness: 10.30%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.2%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 5.65%
  • Sadness Score: 71.4
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45. CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE

  • Residents: 153,205
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.30
  • Joblessness: 10.20%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.7%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -0.30%
  • Sadness Score: 71.6
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44. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON

  • Residents: 217,108
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.80
  • Joblessness: 9.00%
  • Divorce Rate: 15.4%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 5.21%
  • Sadness Score: 71.6
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43. SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 501,901
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.90
  • Joblessness: 12.30%
  • Divorce Rate: 11.9%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 2.68%
  • Sadness Score: 71.8
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42. RENO, NEVADA

  • Residents: 248,853
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.00
  • Joblessness: 8.40%
  • Divorce Rate: 15.6%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -3.27%
  • Sadness Score: 72
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41. CINCINNATI, OHIO

  • Residents: 301,301
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.60
  • Joblessness: 12.50%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.7%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 3.58%
  • Sadness Score: 72
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40. PORTLAND, WASHINGTON

  • Residents: 647,805
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.70
  • Joblessness: 9.50%
  • Divorce Rate: 15.5%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 3.14%
  • Sadness Score: 72.2
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39. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

  • Residents: 620,560
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.00
  • Joblessness: 13.10%
  • Divorce Rate: 11.0%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 7.17%
  • Sadness Score: 72.2
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38. EUGENE, OREGON

  • Residents: 168,916
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.70
  • Joblessness: 9.40%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.7%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 0.95%
  • Sadness Score: 72.4
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37. ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

  • Residents: 208,046
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.90
  • Joblessness: 13.80%
  • Divorce Rate: 10.7%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -1.47%
  • Sadness Score: 72.4
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36. ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

  • Residents: 263,255
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.00
  • Joblessness: 8.90%
  • Divorce Rate: 15.4%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 4.41%
  • Sadness Score: 72.6
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35. STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 310,496
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.70
  • Joblessness: 15.20%
  • Divorce Rate: 10.1%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -2.55%
  • Sadness Score: 72.8
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34. SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

  • Residents: 146,444
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.70
  • Joblessness: 12.30%
  • Divorce Rate: 13.1%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 2.09%
  • Sadness Score: 73
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33. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

  • Residents: 872,680
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.20
  • Joblessness: 10.20%
  • Divorce Rate: 13.8%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 1.49%
  • Sadness Score: 73.2
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32. LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON

  • Residents: 60,296
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.80
  • Joblessness: 10.10%
  • Divorce Rate: 15.2%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 1.69%
  • Sadness Score: 73.4
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31. PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA

  • Residents: 1,584,138
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.60
  • Joblessness: 13.90%
  • Divorce Rate: 9.1%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 3.91%
  • Sadness Score: 73.6
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30. JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

  • Residents: 166,965
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.20
  • Joblessness: 12.10%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.2%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 1.58%
  • Sadness Score: 73.8
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29. SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

  • Residents: 5,197
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.20
  • Joblessness: 8.20%
  • Divorce Rate: 16.3%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 2.08%
  • Sadness Score: 74
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28. COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

  • Residents: 197,485
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.10
  • Joblessness: 11.00%
  • Divorce Rate: 13.8%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 3.31%
  • Sadness Score: 74
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27. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

  • Residents: 892,062
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.30
  • Joblessness: 10.30%
  • Divorce Rate: 13.9%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 1.05%
  • Sadness Score: 74
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26. BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT

  • Residents: 146,579
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.50
  • Joblessness: 16.00%
  • Divorce Rate: 10.7%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 3.77%
  • Sadness Score: 74.4
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25. MOBILE, ALABAMA

  • Residents: 190,265
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.50
  • Joblessness: 10.60%
  • Divorce Rate: 13.2%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -1.14%
  • Sadness Score: 74.6
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24. TUCSON, ARIZONA

  • Residents: 535,677
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.90
  • Joblessness: 11.20%
  • Divorce Rate: 14.4%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 0.61%
  • Sadness Score: 74.6
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23. MIAMI, FLORIDA

  • Residents: 463,347
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.20
  • Joblessness: 10.90%
  • Divorce Rate: 13.8%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 4.52%
  • Sadness Score: 74.6
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22. SALEM, OREGON

  • Residents: 169,798
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.10
  • Joblessness: 10.60%
  • Divorce Rate: 14.5%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -0.88%
  • Sadness Score: 74.8
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21. CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA

  • Residents: 183,365
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.90
  • Joblessness: 11.30
  • Divorce Rate: 14.4%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 0.33%
  • Sadness Score: 74.8
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20. FRESNO, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 527,438
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.00
  • Joblessness: 14.30%
  • Divorce Rate: 11.1%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -1.13%
  • Sadness Score: 74.8
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19. FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

  • Residents: 209,889
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.10
  • Joblessness: 13.20%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.1%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -0.36%
  • Sadness Score: 75.2
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18. PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA

  • Residents: 189,344
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.20
  • Joblessness: 12.60%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.5%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 3.97%
  • Sadness Score: 75.4
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17. CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

  • Residents: 179,139
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.50
  • Joblessness: 10.20%
  • Divorce Rate: 14.1%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 3.31%
  • Sadness Score: 75.6
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16. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

  • Residents: 180,072
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.00
  • Joblessness: 11.10%
  • Divorce Rate: 14.7%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 0.91%
  • Sadness Score: 75.6
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15. NEWARK, NEW JERSEY

  • Residents: 285,154
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.50
  • Joblessness: 18.40%
  • Divorce Rate: 9.2%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -1.17%
  • Sadness Score: 76.2
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14. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

  • Residents: 641,676
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.80
  • Joblessness: 11.80%
  • Divorce Rate: 14.9%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -1.76%
  • Sadness Score: 76.2
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13. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

  • Residents: 652,236
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.60
  • Joblessness: 12.30%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.2%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 2.24%
  • Sadness Score: 76.6
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12. SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

  • Residents: 154,758
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.60 
  • Joblessness: 13.30%
  • Divorce Rate: 11.3%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 0.83%
  • Sadness Score: 76.8
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11. BUFFALO, NEW YORK

  • Residents: 258,612
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.80
  • Joblessness: 11.20%
  • Divorce Rate: 16.0%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 1.74%
  • Sadness Score: 77.2
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10. MODESTO, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 214,221
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.1
  • Joblessness: 14.80%
  • Divorce Rate: 11.7%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 1.12%
  • Sadness Score: 77.6
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9. AKRON, OHIO

  • Residents: 197,846
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.00
  • Joblessness: 12.60%
  • Divorce Rate: 14.4%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 2.19%
  • Sadness Score: 78
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8. SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA

  • Residents: 216,995
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.00
  • Joblessness: 16.60%
  • Divorce Rate: 10.6%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -3.83%
  • Sadness Score: 78.4
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7. ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

  • Residents: 147,651
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 3.80
  • Joblessness: 14.90%
  • Divorce Rate: 13.7%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -3.01%
  • Sadness Score: 80
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6. BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

  • Residents: 210,710
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.00
  • Joblessness: 13.30%
  • Divorce Rate: 15.2%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -0.28%
  • Sadness Score: 81
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5. TOLEDO, OHIO

  • Residents: 276,491
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.20
  • Joblessness: 13.70%
  • Divorce Rate: 14.9%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 0.42%
  • Sadness Score: 82.4
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4. MACON, GEORGIA

  • Residents: 152,663
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.10
  • Joblessness: 18.70%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.3%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 6.58%
  • Sadness Score: 86.6
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3. DAYTON, OHIO

  • Residents: 140,371
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.40
  • Joblessness: 14.70%
  • Divorce Rate: 15.7%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 0.43%
  • Sadness Score: 87.2
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2. CLEVELAND, OHIO

  • Residents: 385,525
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.00
  • Joblessness: 18.50%
  • Divorce Rate: 14.4%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): 7.21%
  • Sadness Score: 89.8
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1. DETROIT, MICHIGAN

  • Residents: 673,104
  • Poor Mental Health Days: 4.30
  • Joblessness: 24.90%
  • Divorce Rate: 12.0%
  • Income Change Per Individual (Three-Year): -2.77%
  • Sadness Score: 99.6
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Now that you have all the facts, you can decide where you want to live. Let us know which city you would pick. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who need some advice for their future. See you next time!

Source: INSIDER, Best Life Online, Best Life Online, Wallethub, United States Census Bureau

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