Rochester #2 Happiest City
The song “Happy” from Pharrell could be Rochester’s new official theme song. According to a new study, Rochester is the 2nd happiest city in the United States!
The study was published using data from the National Bureau for Economic Research and was co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Edward Glaeser. It adjusted results for a variety of factors including income, demographics, employment status, housing costs and other factors to rank the nation’s cities.
It found the happiest cities in the USA are:
1) Charlottesville, Virginia
2) ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA!!
3) Lafayette, Louisiana
4) Naples, Florida
5) Baton Rouge, Louisiana
On the flip side, the study also listed the most miserable cities in the country:
1) New York City
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Hey, we may not be #1 but to quote another song, by Bobby McFerrin “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”!