According to Wallethub, Plano is the 19th happiest place in the country to live, the highest ranking Texas city. The next highest Texas city, Austin, is number 22.
“For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy physique, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, there’s a caveat on that last one: Wealth follows happiness — but only up to an income level of $75,000 a year. Any higher, and money ceases to influence a person’s contentment with life.”
They looked at 150 of the largest U.S. cities and ranked them based on 30 key indicators of happiness including depression rate, income-growth rate and average leisure time spent per day.
Plano got a total score of 63.43 (#1 Fremont, CA got a 77.55) with an “Emotional & Physical Well Being” rank of 30, an “Income & Employment” rank of 14 and “Community & Environment” rank of 41. Read the full study here.