What makes you happy?  An eighty degree day with no humidity? Hearing your favorite song on the radio?  A big sale at your favorite store? Little things seem to make us just as happy as the big things. Despite the drama you see on Facebook, your friends in Sioux Falls are actually very happy people.

The career website Zippia crunched the numbers and came up with the Top 10 Happiest Cities in America. How did they determine the rankings?  They used information such as being well educated, having a job, a short commute to work, low cost of living, having a family, owning a home and the poverty rate. The data came from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey.

Sioux Falls ranked #4 out of 10 on the list.

Here's the whole list:

  1. Olathe, KS
  2. Overland Park, KS
  3. Cedar Rapids, IA
  4. Sioux Falls, SD
  5. Bellevue, WA
  6. Cary, NC
  7. Gilbert, AZ
  8. Virginia Beach, VA
  9. Chesapeake, VA
  10. Frisco, TX

To read the whole report, click here.  What about Sioux Falls makes you happy?  Comment on our Facebook page.


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