Do you live in one of America’s happiest cities? The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released the results from the interviews with more than 353,000 Americans during 2009, and the happiest city in the U.S. is Boulder, Colorado!

Yeah, not a single city from South Dakota!

Scores were based from these six indexes:

1. Life Evaluation: Personal assessments of one’s present life and life in five years, on a scale of 0 to 10.

2. Emotional Health: Measures a composite of respondents’ daily experiences, including laughter, happiness, worry, anger and stress.

3. Work Environment: Measures job satisfaction, ability to use one’s strengths at work, trust and openness in the workplace and whether one’s supervisor treats him or her more like a boss or a partner.

4. Physical Health: Measures chronic diseases, sick days, physical pain, daily energy and other aspects of physical health.

5. Healthy Behaviors: Measures smoking, consumption of fruit and vegetables and exercise.

6. Basic Access: Measures basic needs optimal for a healthy life, such as access to food and medicine, having health insurance and feeling safe while walking at night.

Here is the list of the 2010 happy cities in the US, with the happiest listed first:

Boulder, CO
Holland-Grand Haven, MI
Honolulu, HI
Provo-Orem, UT
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Ogden-Clearfield, UT
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
Naples-Marco Island, FL
Cedar Rapids, IA
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
Raleigh-Cary, NC
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Lancaster, PA
Norwich-New London, CT
Lexington-Fayette, KY
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Binghamton, NY
Durham, NC
Boise City-Nampa, ID
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
Trenton-Ewing, NJ
Des Moines-West Demoines, IA
Eugene-Springfield, OR
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Madison, WI
Tallahassee, FL
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Colorado Springs, CO
Kansas City, MO-KS
Anchorage, AK
San Antonio, TX
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
Ann Arbor, MI
Wichita, KS
Huntsville, AL
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
Denver-Aurora, CO
Baton Rouge, LA
Austin-Round Rock, TX
Charleston-N Charleston-Summerville, SC
Tucson, AZ
Salem, OR
Yakima, WA
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN
Columbia, SC
Salt Lake City, UT
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
Lansing-East Lansing, MI
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
Albany-Schenectady-Troy,NY
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
El Paso, TX
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
Asheville, NC
Baltimore-Towson, MD
Albuquerque, NM
St. Louis, MO-IL
Chicago-Naperville-Joilet, IL-IN-WI
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
Peoria, IL
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
Salinas, CA
Philadephia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Oklahoma City, OK
York-Hanover, PA
Springfield, MO
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
Richmond, VA
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
Columbus, OH
Manchester-Nashua, NH
Fayetteville, Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
New York-North New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Spokane, WA
Pittsburgh, PA
Greensboro-High Point, NC
Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
Memphis, TN-MS-AR
Knoxville, TN
Reading, PA
Fresno, CA
Port St. Lucie, FL
Syracuse, NY
Springfield, MA
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
Rochester, NY
Little Rock-N Little Rock-Conway, AR
Worcester, MA
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
Rockford, IL
Tulsa, OK
Visalia-Porterville, CA
Birmingham-Hoover, AL
Montgomery, AL
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC
Stockton, CA
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Akron,OH
Reno-Sparks, NV
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY
Winston-Salem, NC
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Canton-Massillon, OH
Jacksonville, FL
Corpus Christi, TX
Chattanooga, TN-GA
Fayetteville, NC
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
Ocala, FL
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA
Dayton, OH
New Haven-Milford, CT
Savannah, GA
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Mobile, AL
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
Fort Wayne, IN
Erie, PA
Utica-Rome, NY
Toledo, OH
Bakersfield, CA
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
Evansville, IN-KY
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
Flint, MI
Charleston, WV
Modesto, CA
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

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