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If You’re Happy and You Know It: Sioux Falls Ranks Among America’s Happiest Cities

Mar 27, 2019 09:00AM ● By MED Magazine

Sioux Falls ranks number one in the nation in a key metric tied to personal happiness: the unemployment rate. People in Sioux Falls are also far more likely than those in other cities to get a good night’s sleep.

Sioux Falls had the lowest unemployment rate and the 3rd best “adequate sleep rate” among more than 180 of the largest US cities analyzed by the personal-finance website, WalletHub. The list of the happiest cities in America was released on March 20th, the International Day of Happiness.

In order to determine where people in America are most content with their lives, WalletHub compared these cities across 31 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

Sioux Falls also had one of the lowest rates of separation and divorce and a high rate of sports participation.

Here is a snapshot of some of the key findings about happiness in Sioux Falls (1=Happiest, 91=Avg.):

1st – Unemployment Rate

3rd – Adequate-Sleep Rate

11th – Separation & Divorce Rate

28th – Sports-Participation Rate

45th – Depression Rate

81st – Income Growth Rate

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