Special Report

The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

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20. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
> You like what you do every day: 78.4% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 77.2% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 46.6% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 73.0% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 70.1% agree
> Median household income: $70,824
> Violent crime rate: 330.4 per 100,000 people

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19. Asheville, NC
> You like what you do every day: 78.1% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 74.6% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 44.1% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 75.2% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 69.2% agree
> Median household income: $50,541
> Violent crime rate: 240.4 per 100,000 people

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18. Urban Honolulu, HI
> You like what you do every day: 82.2% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 76.4% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 51.2% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 73.7% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 70.0% agree
> Median household income: $80,513
> Violent crime rate: 334.6 per 100,000 people

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17. Lancaster, PA
> You like what you do every day: 80.1% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 78.0% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 44.7% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 69.6% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 70.2% agree
> Median household income: $61,335
> Violent crime rate: 175.3 per 100,000 people

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16. Portland-South Portland, ME
> You like what you do every day: 76.8% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 80.8% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 46.6% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 73.2% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 70.6% agree
> Median household income: $63,422
> Violent crime rate: 134.3 per 100,000 people