Mapping America's Well-Being


Here's a new map of well-being for America's 350-plus metro areas. It's based on surveys with more than one million Americans from data from the Gallup-Heathways Well-Being Index. Well-being follows the same basic bi-coastal pattern as income, human capital, and the creative class, being higher on the coasts than in the Midwest and Sunbelt.



The chart above shows the top performers in the sub-categories that make up the overall Well-Being Index. Smaller metros and college towns--like Boulder and Santa Fe--do especially well.

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Richard Florida is Co-founder and Editor at Large of CityLab.com and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. He is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and Global Research Professor at NYU. More

Florida is author of The Rise of the Creative ClassWho's Your City?, and The Great Reset. He's also the founder of the Creative Class Group, and a list of his current clients can be found here

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