There’s a search that we are all on that dwarfs our job or career search — the search for happiness.
And as we all know, where we live and the job we have can all play a big part in our overall sense of contentment and happiness. For that reason, we took a dive into a the most recent census data to help you identify which places in Arkansas have the biggest smile of them all.
As it turns out, life is all rainbows and butterflies in Bentonville, the happiest place in Arkansas.
Don’t start feeling sad, there’s plenty of happy to go around as life is still pretty sweet in the following “Happiest Places in the Natural State”:
There’s a bunch of different studies out there that try to measure what makes people truly happy. And while we all know that money doesn’t buy happiness, it definitely removes anxieties and helps keep you healthy. It’s just that anything past about $70,000 a year doesn’t help as much.
So what else besides money contributes to your happiness? Well we think the following certainly do:
That’s a ton of fun — and happiness — for the whole family, backed by science. The data all comes from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey.
After we decided on the criteria, we gathered the data for the 62 places in Arkansas with over 2,000 people.
We then ranked each place from one to 62 for each of the seven criteria with a score of one being the happiest (Any ties were given to the larger place).
Next, we averaged the seven rankings into a Happiness Index for each place with the lowest overall Index being crowned “Happiest Place In Arkansas”.
Read on for more happy information about the top ten or skip to the end to see a list of how every places in Arkansas ranked. Our apologies to East End which ranked 11th overall and just missed the list.
Population: 38,572People Who Own Their Home: 51.0%
Married Adults: 57.4%
Population: 27,273People Who Own Their Home: 75.1%
Married Adults: 72.0%
Population: 17,565People Who Own Their Home: 70.8%
Married Adults: 59.0%
Population: 18,497People Who Own Their Home: 65.6%
Married Adults: 50.5%
Population: 10,278 People Who Own Their Home: 62.0%
Married Adults: 53.9%
Population: 5,392People Who Own Their Home: 69.1%
Married Adults: 57.9%
Population: 9,222 People Who Own Their Home: 68.2%
Married Adults: 54.6%
Population: 7,756People Who Own Their Home: 54.2%
Married Adults: 58.2%
Population: 13,510 People Who Own Their Home: 75.7%
Married Adults: 75.2%
Population: 12,338People Who Own Their Home: 54.5%
Married Adults: 49.8%
|Hot Springs Village||9|
|North Little Rock||47|