Looking for Happiness? Try These Towns.
Happiness can't be bought, but it can be found.
A recent survey breaks down census data from
every ZIP code in the United States to measure the
happiest towns. Who tops the list?
Top Zip Codes
- 95497: Sea Ranch, CA
- 83220: Bern, ID
- 50323: Urbandale, IA
- 12812: Blue Mountain Lake, NY
- 52411: Cedar Rapids, IA
If you're curious about the methodology behind the survey, the following criteria – identified as key factors in causing stress or promoting happiness – were used:
- Unemployment (the lower the better)
- Average Commute (the lower the better)
- Percent of residents making greater than $25,000 per year (the higher the better)
- Percent of residents who are married (the higher the better)
- Percent of residents who own their own home (the higher the better)
- Percent of residents with a bachelor's degree or higher (the higher the better)
If you're looking to buy a home and be near happy people everywhere, check out the happiest zip codes in America. Or, simply take a look to see how your ZIP code fared in the survey. Are you happy?
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