Special Report

The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

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15. El Paso, TX
> You like what you do every day: 77.6% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 81.7% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 40.6% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 66.6% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 71.6% agree
> Median household income: $42,116
> Violent crime rate: 365.4 per 100,000 people

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14. Fort Collins, CO
> You like what you do every day: 73.4% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 80.1% 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: 77.5% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 73.4% agree
> Median household income: $66,469
> Violent crime rate: 209.1 per 100,000 people

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13. Salinas, CA
> You like what you do every day: 85.3% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 78.2% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 45.5% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 68.4% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 76.4% agree
> Median household income: $63,876
> Violent crime rate: 419.3 per 100,000 people

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12. Ann Arbor, MI
> You like what you do every day: 80.3% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 77.5% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 52.5% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 77.3% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 68.1% agree
> Median household income: $65,601
> Violent crime rate: 317.3 per 100,000 people

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11. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
> You like what you do every day: 77.6% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 79.4% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 45.8% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 71.7% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 67.4% agree
> Median household income: $67,436
> Violent crime rate: 342.4 per 100,000 people