Special Report

The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

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5. Charlottesville, VA
> You like what you do every day: 76.0% 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: 46.8% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 74.4% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 69.8% agree
> Median household income: $62,523
> Violent crime rate: 198.4 per 100,000 people

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4. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
> You like what you do every day: 79.7% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 74.1% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 47.5% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 76.9% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 66.2% agree
> Median household income: $77,613
> Violent crime rate: 401.1 per 100,000 people

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3. Boulder, CO
> You like what you do every day: 76.8% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 78.5% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 51.5% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 77.7% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 73.3% agree
> Median household income: $74,615
> Violent crime rate: 236.3 per 100,000 people

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2. Barnstable Town, MA
> You like what you do every day: 81.9% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 82.6% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 54.3% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 80.0% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 77.6% agree
> Median household income: $67,898
> Violent crime rate: N/A

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1. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
> You like what you do every day: 86.1% agree
> Your friends and family give you positive energy every day: 82.8% agree
> You have enough money to do everything you want to do: 48.9% agree
> The area where you live is a perfect place for you: 77.8% agree
> In the last 7 days you’ve felt active and productive every day: 74.2% agree
> Median household income: $61,228
> Violent crime rate: 263.3 per 100,000 people