Have you ever wondered where the happiest cities in the Hawkeye State are? Well, we went to the internet and gathered data from a study done by HomeSnacks, which looked at the 50 largest cities in Iowa and measured their happiness levels based off of data collected from the U.S. Census and FBI Crime Reports.
HomeSnacks took a look at eight categories: percent of residents with a college degree, average commute times, employment rates, cost of living, crime, sunny days, percent of married couples, and percent of home owners to determine the happiest cities in Iowa, which are as follows:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
If you live in one these 10 cities, chances are you’re smiling right about now.