Lafayette ranked happiest city in the nation

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:59pm

Lafayette was recently ranked the number one happiest city in the nation. The top five happiest cities in America are all in Louisiana, according to a recent study by a Harvard pair and a Vancouver professor.

The data was collected from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The researchers then adjusted for age, sex, race, income and other factors like marital status.

The top 10 happiest cities in the report are as follows:

  1. Lafayette, La
  2. Houma, La
  3. Shreveport-Bossier City
  4. Baton rouge, La
  5. Alexandria, La
  6. Rochester MN
  7. Corpus Christi, Tx
  8. Lake Charles, La
  9. Nashville, TN
  10. Fort Walton Beach, FL

New York, New York, was named the unhappiest city in America.

Click to see the full report here.  


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