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CEOWORLD magazine - Latest - CEO Advisory - Ranked: 25 Happiest Cities In The United States, 2018

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Ranked: 25 Happiest Cities In The United States, 2018

The happiest city in America is Fremont, California, according to the WalletHub report, with Bismarck (North Dakota), checking in at No. 2 and San Jose (California) finished at No. 3. Pearl City, Hawaii is ranked 4th out of 182 cities on the list.

Plano, Texas, rounded out the top five. The sixth spot went to Fargo (North Dakota) followed by Sioux Falls (South Dakota), Irvine (California), Huntington Beach (California), and Grand Prairie (Texas)

Interesting note from the 2018 list: California had 4 of the top 10 cities and 8 of the top 20 cities.

As for the opposite side of the spectrum, Detroit (Michigan), which finished at the bottom of the heap last year, pulled a repeat again in 2018.

The list is based on factors like emotional and physical well-being, income and even sports participation.

If you’re curious how your hometown may have fared, here are the 25 happiest cities in the U.S.

  • 25. Irving, Texas
  • 24. Des Moines, Iowa
  • 23. Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 22. Santa Rosa, California
  • 21. Austin, Texas
  • 20. Gilbert, Arizona
  • 19. St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 18. Oakland, California
  • 17. Glendale, California
  • 16. Santa Clarita, California
  • 15. Overland Park, Kansas
  • 14. Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 13. San Francisco, California
  • 12. Columbia, Maryland
  • 11. Madison, Wisconsin
  • 10. Grand Prairie, Texas
  • 9. Huntington Beach, California
  • 8. Irvine, California
  • 7. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • 6. Fargo, North Dakota
  • 5. Plano, Texas
  • 4. Pearl City, Hawaii
  • 3. San Jose, California
  • 2. Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 1. Fremont, California

The rankings also include the glummest cities. They are:

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Birmingham, Alabama
  3. Huntington, West Virginia
  4. Gulfport, Mississippi
  5. Little Rock, Arkansas
  6. Charleston, West Virginia
  7. Wilmington, Delaware
  8. Mobile, Alabama
  9. Columbus, Georgia
  10. Cleveland, Ohio

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a publishing executive and economist who is the CEO and editor-in-chief of The CEOWORLD magazine, one of the world’s most influential and recognized global news publications. Additionally, he serves as the chair of the advisory board for the CEOWORLD magazine. He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School, Paris, France. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris, France, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States.

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