The 10 Best (And Worst) U.S. Cities For Overall Well-Being
If you happen to live in Provo, Utah, you're in luck, because the Gallup-Healthways Community Well-Being Rankings, released on Tuesday, say Provo has the highest score for overall well-being among U.S. cities.
Gallup and Healthways ranked 189 metro areas, giving each a score that is an "average of six subindexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities." California places three cities in the top 10, while Colorado claims the second and third spots, with Boulder and Fort Collins-Loveland. Here's the complete list:
1. Provo-Orem, Utah
2. Boulder, Colo.
3. Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.
4. Honolulu, Hawaii
5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
6. Ann Arbor, Mich.
7. Naples-Marco Island, Fla.
8. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, Calif.
9. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.
10. Lincoln, Neb.
Wondering what the worst cities for well-being are? We have those, too! Bad news for residents of Huntington, West Virginia: Your metro area was ranked worst for overall well-being. Here are the 10 cities at the bottom:
180. Evansville, Ind.-Ky.
181. Mobile, Ala.
182. Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
183. Columbus, Ga., Ala.
184. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
185. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.
186. Spartanburg, S.C.
187. Redding, Calif.
188. Charleston, W.Va.
189. Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio
What do you think? How healthy is your city?