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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A study by WalletHub ranked happiest American cities using a combined score of several metrics and Overland Park, Kansas made the top 10.

WalletHub uses the combined scores of emotional & physical well-being, income & employment and community & environment to determine the city’s happiness. Overland Park sits at the No. 8 spot behind six Pacific Northwest cities and one northeastern city.


  1. Fremont, California
  2. Columbia, Maryland
  3. San Francisco, California
  4. San Jose, California
  5. Irvine, California
  6. Madison, Wisconsin
  7. Seattle, Washington
  8. Overland Park, Kansas
  9. Huntington Beach, California
  10. San Diego, California

Thirty metrics were used to determine scores for the rankings, including retail opioid prescriptions dispensed, unemployment rate, divorce rates, and more.

Overland Park received an overall score of 67.46 and happiest city Fremont, California scored 77.13.

Overland Park scores

  • Emotional & Physical Well-Being: 12th overall
  • Income & Employment: 54th overall
  • Community & Environment: 13th overall

The Kansas City suburb ranked third overall in “highest adequate-sleep rate” behind South Burlington, Vermont and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kansas City, Missouri scored 45.61 overall and ranked 152 out of the 182 cities surveyed.