‘Well-Being’ in Fort Collins and Loveland Ranks 5th Best In Country
The Fort Collins/Loveland area is one of the healthiest and happiest places in the country, at least according to results from a recent Gallup Poll. We ranked number-five on their list that ranked the "Well-Being Index score" in 189 metropolitan areas.
It's good to be us.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index score is an average of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities. The overall score and each of the six sub-index scores are calculated on a scale from 0 to 100, where a score of 100 represents the ideal. Gallup and Healthways have been tracking these measures daily since January 2008.
Who came in at number-one? Lincoln, Nebraska, but Colorado was represented with TWO cities in the top of the list. Here's how the top-ten shook out:
- Lincoln, NE
- Boulder, CO
- Burlington-South Burlington, VT
- Provo-Orem, UT
- Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
- Barnstable Town, MA
- Honolulu, HI
- Ann Arbor, MI
- Washington-Arlington,Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- San Luis Obispo-Pasa Robles, CA
What cites ranked worst on the list? Charleston, West Virginia.
We're no strangers to "best" lists like these, check out some of the others we've made recently:
- Fort Collins, Colorado Ranked 6th Most Creative Mid-Sized City in America
- Twitter Ranks Fort Collins 13th Happiest City in the US
- SchoolVIEW.org Says Fort Collins Schools Score Above Colorado State Averages
- Allstate Ranks Fort Collins Drivers 3rd Best In The Country
- US Skinny Cities: Fort Collins #3, Boulder #1
- Downtown Fort Collins Named Best By Livability.com