Special Report

The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

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10. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA
> You like what you do every day: 77.6% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 77.9% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 46.9% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 75.9% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 70.8% agree
> Median household income: $70,564
> Violent crime rate: 395.6 per 100,000 people

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9. Prescott, AZ
> You like what you do every day: 79.4% 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: 42.5% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 74.6% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 71.1% agree
> Median household income: $50,420
> Violent crime rate: 290.2 per 100,000 people

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8. Santa Rosa, CA
> You like what you do every day: 78.3% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 75.0% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 47.9% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 75.4% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 71.5% agree
> Median household income: $73,929
> Violent crime rate: 371.9 per 100,000 people

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7. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
> You like what you do every day: 78.4% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 75.2% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 51.9% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 71.6% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 69.3% agree
> Median household income: $53,625
> Violent crime rate: 341.4 per 100,000 people

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6. Lynchburg, VA
> You like what you do every day: 80.9% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 75.1% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 43.7% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 74.3% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 72.6% agree
> Median household income: $48,530
> Violent crime rate: 203.9 per 100,000 people