Worcester Ranked Among Unhappiest Cities in America

Worcester Ranked Among Unhappiest Cities in America 1

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WORCESTER – Worcester residents need to turn their frowns upside-down.

According to the newest report from the data experts at Wallethub, Worcester is in the bottom 22% of the unhappiest cities in America. The report – 2019’s Happiest Cities in America – ranks Worcester #142 out of 182 cities studied by Wallethub.

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The report examined each city on 31 indicators of happiness — ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

Worcester received a total score of 49.77 — compared to the “Happiest” city in America, Plano, Texas, which received a score of 72.30. The scores were measured by several indicators across three categories — Emotional & Physical Well-Being (Up to 5o total points), Income & Employment (Up to 25 total points), and Community & Environment (Up to 25 total points). Worcester ranked #125, #149, and #159 in each of those three categories, respectively.

In New England, Burlington, VT ranked as the happiest place to live (#43 overall in America), followed by Boston (#58), Portland (#61) South Burlington (#69), and Nashua (#91).

To see how Worcester compared to other cities in New England and across the country, please scroll the map:

Source: WalletHub


The 5 Happiest Cities in America:

1Plano, TX72.3
2Irvine, CA71.86
3Madison, WI71.81
4Fremont, CA71.17
5Huntington Beach, CA69.74

The 5 Unhappiest Cities in America: 

178Cleveland, OH40.81
179Birmingham, AL40.78
180Charleston, WV39.68
181Toledo, OH39.48
182Detroit, MI29.19

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