Of the 200 largest cities in the United States, Plano ranked 6th in a recent study to determine the happiest places for Americans to live.
Researchers at SmartAsset analyzed personal finance, well-being and quality of life across each city and Plano came in with the fourth-highest marriage rate and the 10th-lowest violent crime rate, earning the city 6th place right behind Frisco. Frisco ranked #5, with the number one spots for marriage rate and percentage of residents living below the poverty-level.
California topped almost all of the rest of the top 10 chart with the highest percentages of individuals earning $100,000 or more, lower costs of living as a percent of income, lower personal bankruptcy filings per 100,000 residents and lower down payment-to-income ratio. Violent crime rate, percent reporting poor mental health days, life expectancy, health insurance, commute times and concentration of dining, bars and entertainment establishments were also contributing factors.