Plano named happiest city in Texas, according to new report

Plano was named the happiest city in Texas, according to a new report.

Personal finance website WalletHub released their rankings of 2023’s Happiest Cities in America, and even the happiest Texas cities lagged behind some from other states.

The 182 cities were ranked according to a number of factors, including emotional & physical well-being, income & employment and community & environment.

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Fremont, California was named the happiest city in the country, followed by San Jose, California and Madison, Wisconsin. The California city had the lowest depression rate, as well as the lowest separation and divorce rate. 


The BART Warm Springs Station is photographed in Fremont. (Aric Crabb/MediaNews Group/East Bay Times via Getty Images)

Happiest Cities in US

  1. Fremont, California
  2. San Jose, California
  3. Madison, Wisconsin
  4. Overland Park, Kansas
  5. San Francisco, California
Source: WalletHub

Texas didn't appear on the list until Plano at number 29.

Plano scored well in the "community & environment" factors.

Fort Worth finished 113 in the rankings, while Arlington and Dallas finished 123 and 124 respectively.

Happiest Cities in Texas

29. Plano, Texas
49. Austin, Texas
94. Irving, Texas
99. Grand Prairie, Texas
101. Garland, Texas

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Unhappiest Cities in US

178. Montgomery, Alabama
179. Cleveland, Ohio
180. Shreveport, Louisiana
181. Huntington, West Virginia
182. Detroit, Michigan