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Grand Prairie was ranked as one of the happiest cities in America in 2019 according to a new report from personal-finance website WalletHub. In order to determine its ranking, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 31 indicators of happiness, including depression rate, income-growth rate, and average leisure time spent per day, the organization said in a news release.
The ranking was determined using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and Glassdoor.com, among other sources.
Grand Prairie was ranked seventh on WalletHub’s list, right before San Jose, California, and right behind Fargo, North Dakota. Plano was ranked first and Austin 14th.
Some other key findings from Wallethub:
Miami, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, Florida, all have the lowest depression rate, 12.50 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in Charleston, West Virginia, the city with the highest at 28.90 percent.Boston has the lowest number of suicides per 100,000 residents, 4.48, which is 6.9 times lower than in Juneau, Alaska, the city with the highest at 30.83.Fremont, California, has the lowest separation & divorce rate, 15.96 percent, which is three times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 47.44 percent.Overland Park, Kansas, has the lowest share of adults sleeping less than 7 hours per night, 25.60 percent, which is two times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 50.10 percent.Cheyenne, Wyoming, has the lowest average commute time, 14.0 minutes, which is 2.9 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at 40.8 minutes.