Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saturday Stats: San Jose Ranks Among the 15 Happiest Cities

A team of mathematicians at the University of Vermont collect over 10 million tweets from 373 different urban areas across the US and scored both "happy" and "sad" words. Sad words included things like "hate" or "wrong" while happy words included "lol" and "funny." After aggregating all of the data they came up with the list of happiest and and saddest cities in the US based on tweets. The results are below (hat tip to Barclay).

The 15 Happiest Cities in the United States:

Napa, Calif.
Longmont, Colo.
San Clemente, Calif.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Cruz, Calif.
Green Bay, Wis.
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Simi Valley, Calif.
Lafayette, Colo.
Asheville, N.C.
Spokane, Wash.
Boulder, Colo.
Fort Collins, Colo.
Santa Barbara, Calif.
San Jose, Calif.

The 15 Saddest Cities in the United States:

Beaumont, Texas
Albany, Ga.
Texas City, Texas
Shreveport, La.
Monroe, La.
Memphis, Tenn.
Battle Creek, Mich.
Flint, Mich.
Lima, Ohio
Houma, La.
Waterbury, Conn.
Alexandria, La.
Port Arthur, Texas
Montgomery, Ala.
Dothan, Ala.

Source: Live Science

1 comment:

  1. The happiest cities are also amongst the richest. Hmmmm.....