This Tiny West Virginia Town Is One Of The Happiest Places In America

West Virginia is essentially comprised of small towns. And small is often a good thing; the larger a city gets, the more dangerous it tends to be. There are many factors that have to be taken into account when considering what deems a place happy: safety, economy, job availability, divorce rate, median income, poverty rate, etc. Based on these, it is safe to say whether the people in a certain place are happy or not. According to, and the research they conducted, it seems that Bridgeport is the place to be.

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:

To learn more about Bridgeport, visit the city website here.

Which city do you think is the happiest? Feel free to comment below and join the discussion.

To learn more about West Virginia, check out these 8 rural towns that are downright delightful.