Not all residents here are crying in their homes; however, their emotional well-being overall is lower than average. Gallup and Healthways partner to create the Community Well-Being Index measuring American cities based upon how well they provide for social and financial success, community integration, and life purpose for the residents. If you live in one of these cities, you might think about moving to the Happiest Cities in the Nation.
1 of 20 20. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
Worst Scoring Area: Economic Stability
The sunny weather can't keep away the blue in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. High unemployment and a greater than average usage of antidepressants all contribute to the area's low national ranking. Funnily enough, the nation's happiest metro area is just 30 minutes south across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Go figure!