Tyler one of happiest cities in America, study says
POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:12am
UPDATED: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:52am
Tyler (KETK) — The Tyler area has been named one of happiest cities in America, according to a recent study by a Harvard pair and a Vancouver professor.
The report ranked the Tyler, Texas, metro area as the 15th happiest city in America. The data was collected from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The researchers then adjusted for age, sex, race, income and other factors like marital status.
Five of the country's happiest cities reside in Louisiana:
- Lafayette, La
- Houma, La
- Shreveport-Bossier City
- Baton rouge, La
- Alexandria, La
- Rochester MN
- Corpus Christi, Tx
- Lake Charles, La
- Nashville, TN
- Fort Walton Beach, FL
- Gainesville, FL
- Charlotesville, VA
- Honolulu, HI
- Naples, FL
New York, New York, was named the unhappiest city in America.