New Mexico cities rank low on ‘Happiest Cities in America’ list

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New Mexico cities are not doing so well when it comes to being a happy place to live. 

WalletHub released its list of “2018’s Happiest Cities in America.” 

Out of 182 cities, Las Cruces ranked 78th, while Albuquerque was ranked as 171.

The study looked at emotional and physical well being, income, employment, community and environment.

Neighboring States Ranking:

  • Plano, TX: 5
  • Grand Prairie, TX: 10
  • Scottsdale, AZ: 14
  • Gilbert, AZ: 20
  • Austin, TX: 21
  • Irving, TX: 25
  • Garland, TX: 30
  • Fort Worth: 39
  • Chandler, AZ: 40
  • Peoria, AZ: 42
  • El Paso, TX: 46
  • Brownsville, TX: 47
  • Arlington, TX: 50
  • Aurora, CO: 55
  • Tempe, AZ: 58
  • Denver, CO: 66
  • Colorado Springs, CO: 68
  • Mesa, AZ: 77
  • Dallas, TX: 81
  • Amarillo, TX: 92
  • Laredo, TX 93
  • San Antonio, TX: 94
  • Salt Lake City, UT: 98
  • West Valley City, UT: 111
  • Houston, TX: 113
  • Glendale, AZ: 115
  • Phoenix, AZ: 122
  • Lubbock, TX: 130
  • Tucson, AZ: 131
  • Oklahoma City, OK: 135
  • Corpus Christi, TX: 138
  • Tulsa, OK: 170

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