Contact Us

Lafayette Named ‘Happiest City In America’, But Is There Actually A Downside To This?

Marketwatch.com has just named Lafayette,La the “Happiest City In America”!  A total of 6 Louisiana cities made the top 12, including Homa, Shreveport-Bossier Alexandria, Lake Charles and Baton Rouge. But, believe it or not, there’s actually a downside to this we’ll get to later.

The most unhappy city in the country? New York City.

Louisiana is also the happiest state in the country as well.

From marketwatch.com -

“That’s according to data coming from a working paper by Harvard professor Edward Glaeser, Vancouver School of Economics professor Joshua Gottlieb and Harvard doctoral student Oren Ziv. They used data collected in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and then adjusted it for age, sex, race, income and other factors. (Such adjustments are important — women, for instance, are happier than men; the married are happier than single or divorced respondents; and so on.)”

OK, so what could possibly be the downside of living in the happiest city in America? Living in an unhappy city apparently gets you a better house, according to marketwatch.com. Also, rent is much higher in happier cities.

marketwatch.com

 

More From 973 the Dawg

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://973thedawg.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 97.3 The Dawg quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 97.3 The Dawg quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!