To determine which hubs made the cut, WalletHub's number crunchers looked at 182 of the largest cities in the United States and weighed them using 28 different metrics across three key dimensions: emotional and physical well being, income and employment, and community and environment. Specifically, they looked at stats for things like depression rates and life expectancy, income growth rates, job satisfaction, and weekly work hours, as well as the separation and divorce rate and the frequency of "ideal weather."
Topping the list this year is Fremont, California, followed by Bismarck, North Dakota. San Jose, California, Pearl City, Hawaii, and Plano, Texas rounded out the top five. Meanwhile, Detroit nabbed the last spot, with Birmingham, Alabama, Huntington, West Virginia, Gulfport, Mississippi, and Little Rock, Arkansas all among the five least happy cities. If you're curious how your hometown may have fared, here are the 25 happiest.