I like to think that Michiganders are pretty happy people. I mean, we have lots to love about living in Michigan. We get all of the seasons, although I would like winter to be shorter. We have beautiful, vibrant colors in the fall and sandy beaches in the summer.
Yes, Michigan is a pretty happy place, but somehow, one Michigan city has been named the most unhappy city in the entire U.S. I beg to differ.
WalletHub has released a study naming the happiest cities in the U.S. “Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are,” they state. “For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being.” They added, “WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 30 key indicators of happiness, ranging from the depression rate to the income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.”
So, which Michigan city is at the bottom of the list? Detroit comes in at No. 182, at the very bottom. I personally think Detroiters are very happy people! Detroit also ranked No. 181 in terms of the highest separation and divorce rate. The happiest city in Michigan is Grand Rapids at No. 92. No matter what the study says, I’m happy to be in Michigan and the Detroit area! Check out the full list here.