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Old 03-14-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Grain of salt folks, this isnt life or death.

For MSAs(Metropolitan Statistical Areas) with a population of 1 Million+, 2011

Based on the results of a major poll conducted by Gallup, combining the cumulative score of the following factors: diabetes rate, obesity rate, rate of frequent excercise, produce consumption rate, city optimism rate & rate of uninsured individuals.


Overall Well Being Score:
San Jose-Sunnyale-Santa Clara 70.6
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria 69.9
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington 69.6
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont 69.6
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord 69.4
Raleigh-Cary 69.2
Rochester 69.1
Salt Lake City 69.1
Austin-Round Rock 68.7
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos 68.7
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy 68.6
Denver-Aurora 68.4
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 68.3
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin 68.2
Altanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta 68.1
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford 68.1
San Antonio 68.0
Dallas-Ft Worth-Arlington 67.9
Kansas City 67.9
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 67.9
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 67.8
Baltimore-Towson 67.6
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton 67.6
Richmond 67.2
Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville 67.0
Memphis 66.9
Birmingham-Hoover 66.8
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 67.7
Buffalo-Niagara Falls 66.7
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor 66.7
Tucson 66.7
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis 66.6
Virginia beach-Norfolk-Newport News 66.6
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet 66.5
Oklahoma City 66.5
Pittsburgh 66.5
Indianapolis-Carmel 66.4
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island 66.2
Columbus 66.1
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington 66.0
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River 66.0
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 66.0
St Louis 66.0
Tampa-St Petersburg 65.7
Orlando-Kissimmee 65.5
Detroit-Warren-Aurora 65.3
Miami-Ft Lauderdale-Pompano Beach 65.3
New Orleans-Metairie 65.3
Jacksonville 64.9
Louisville-Jefferson County 64.9
Las Vegas-Paradise 64.8

U.S. City Wellbeing Tracking

The disparity isnt really that great between the top and bottom is it?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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At first I thought Charlotte would be near the bottom but I was shocked to see us ranked pretty high.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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The Texas cities rank better than I would have assumed (not because I don't like them, but because of some things used for the score such as uninsured), and the Pennsylvania and Florida cities rank worse than I would have assumed.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Including 'city optimism' as a measure is interesting, it gives the study a different dimension as it's not simply a numerical value or physical trait, but more subjective. It's interesting to see how people view their own city, and the overall outlook of a city's residents.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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What's wrong with Philly since it's almost always ranks among the bottom or worst. I love Philadelphia! Come on, Philly, start ranking high on the lists!
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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What's wrong with Philly since it's almost always ranks among the bottom or worst. I love Philadelphia! Come on, Philly, start ranking high on the lists!
The problem is we get bunched together with Camden and Wilmington, both cities which are NOT in PA. They are in the metro though
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: The City
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Grain of salt folks, this isnt life or death.

For MSAs(Metropolitan Statistical Areas) with a population of 1 Million+, 2011

Based on the results of a major poll conducted by Gallup, combining the cumulative score of the following factors: diabetes rate, obesity rate, rate of frequent excercise, produce consumption rate, city optimism rate & rate of uninsured individuals.


Overall Well Being Score:
San Jose-Sunnyale-Santa Clara 70.6
Las Vegas-Paradise 64.8

U.S. City Wellbeing Tracking

The disparity isnt really that great between the top and bottom is it?

Would mostly agree, the top on the list is less 9% better than the bottom; all places will have good and bad
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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Big shocker.. places that never experienced decline have the highest rank of overall well-being.

Is this supposed to be a surprise or something?
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