Gallup reports that sunny Naples, Florida has the highest well-being of 189 communities in America. If you are considering a move, maybe Naples, FL should be on your short list. Our sister company, Richard C. Young & Co., Ltd, a registered investment advisor has offices at 5150 Tamiami Trail.
Below are the best and worst communities for well-being along with Gallup’s methodology.
Highest 10 Communities in Overall Well-Being, 2015-2016
Lowest 10 Communities in Overall Well-Being, 2015-2016
Out of 189 reportable Metropolitan Statistical Areas nationwide
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is calculated on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest possible well-being, and 100 represents the highest possible well-being. The Well-Being Index score for the nation and for each community is made up of metrics within each of the five essential elements of well-being:
- Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
- Social: having supportive relationships and love in your life
- Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
- Community: liking where you live, feeling safe, and having pride in your community
- Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily
In most cases, a difference of 1.0 to 2.0 points in the Well-Being Index score of any two communities represents a statistically significant gap and is characterized by meaningfully large differences in at least some of the individual metrics that make up the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
The community-level data are drawn from more than 354,000 interviews with U.S. adults across all 50 states, conducted from Jan. 2, 2015, through Dec. 30, 2016.
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