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 Montana have the biggest smile of them all.
As it turns out, life is all rainbows and butterflies in Lewistown, the happiest place in Montana.
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 Treasure 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 21 places in Montana with over 2,000 people.
We then ranked each place from one to 21 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 Montana”.
Read on for more happy information about the top ten or skip to the end to see a list of how every places in Montana ranked. Our apologies to Orchard Homes which ranked 11th overall and just missed the list.
Population: 5,879People Who Own Their Home: 61.4%
Married Adults: 51.0%
Population: 8,502 People Who Own Their Home: 82.3%
Married Adults: 60.6%
Population: 6,887People Who Own Their Home: 66.8%
Married Adults: 52.6%
Population: 9,668People Who Own Their Home: 59.0%
Married Adults: 52.7%
Population: 8,553People Who Own Their Home: 60.1%
Married Adults: 50.8%
Population: 5,888People Who Own Their Home: 58.0%
Married Adults: 52.4%
Population: 6,943 People Who Own Their Home: 79.1%
Married Adults: 49.3%
Population: 5,167People Who Own Their Home: 54.4%
Married Adults: 49.7%
Population: 6,711 People Who Own Their Home: 66.0%
Married Adults: 50.9%
Population: 7,340 People Who Own Their Home: 85.7%
Married Adults: 49.6%
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