The COVID-19 pandemic has really affected people's mental health this past year.

A new study took a look at the happiest states in the US. After the year we've had, maybe you're looking to move somewhere new. If you're in the market for a city with some good vibes, this list might help.

Here's the top ten happiest cities in America according to WalletHub -

  1. Fremont, CA
  2. Bismarck, ND
  3. Fargo, ND
  4. Madison, WI
  5. San Jose, CA
  6. South Burlington, VT
  7. Lincoln, NE
  8. Columbia, MD
  9. Cedar Rapids, IA
  10. Santa Rosa, CA

Hey Wisconsin!

So there's no Illinois cities in the top ten, but we did show up later in the list.

Aurora, IL was the 42nd happiest city. Chicago made the list too. They showed up 84th. How did WalletHub determine the happiest city?

WalletHub details -

As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 31 key indicators of happiness, ranging from the depression rate to the income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

Do you agree with the list? I definitely think that your mood can greatly improve based on where you live. So if your life is feeling a little blah and you're looking to move, you might want to consider some of these cities on this list.


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