6 Louisiana cities are ranked as "Happiest" in nation

By Jade Cunningham | jcunningham@ktalnews.tv

Published 07/23 2014 04:25AM

Updated 07/23 2014 05:20AM

There's a reason for those in Louisiana to smile!

A new study shows some of the happiest cities are here in our state!

Out of the ten cities that made the list, six in Louisiana were named.

The study, which was done by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, looked at different things including age, income, and other factors that would influence happiness.

Here is the list of 'Happiest' cities:
1. Lafayette, LA
2. Houma, LA
3. Shreveport/Bossier City, LA
4. Baton Rouge, LA
5. Alexandria, LA
6. Rochester, MN
7. Corpus Christi, TX
8. Lake Charles, LA
9. Nashville, TN
10. Fort Walton Beach, FL

A list was also put together of the Top 10 Unhappiest Cities.

That list includes:
10. Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Penn.
9. Gary, Indiana
8. Jersey City, NJ
7. Detroit, Michigan
6. Toledo, OH
5. Evansville-Henderson, Ind
4. Erie, Penn.
3. South Bend, Ind.
2. St. Joseph, MO
1. New York, NY


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