America’s highest and (lowest) well-being communities
Gallup and Healthways have released the State of American Well-Being: 2016 Community Well-Being Rankings report, which highlights important trends in health and well-being within communities across the nation.
The report analyzes how well-being varies by community, as well as who leads and lags across the five elements of well-being—purpose, social, financial, community and physical
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL, tops the rankings for a second consecutive year. Barnstable Town, MA was number two, followed by Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA.
Many high well-being communities hail from California (seven in the top 25), Colorado (three), Texas (three), Florida (two) and Virginia (two).
Communities are uniquely positioned to promote well-being improvement by transforming policies and environment so that people move naturally, eat wisely, connect, and have the right outlook—all of which can lead to living longer, better.
Highest Well-Being Communities ;
1. Naples–Immokalee–Marco Island, FL
2. Barnstable Town, MA
3. Santa Cruz–Watsonville, CA
4. Urban Honolulu, HI
5. Charlottesville, VA
6. North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton, FL
7. San Luis Obispo–Paso Robles, CA
8. Lynchburg, VA
9. Hilton Head Island–Bluffton-Beaufort, SC
10. Boulder, CO
Lowest Well-Being Communities ;
2. Erie, PA
3. Beaumont–Port Arthur, TX
4. Chico, CA
5. Flint, MI
6. Canton–Massillon, OH
7. Topeka, KS
8. Huntington–Ashland, WV–KY–OH
9. Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton, NC
10. Fort Smith, AR–OK