Missouri Has The Happiest Cities, According To Instagram

Dec 5, 2013

St. Louis and Kansas City topped a list of the 20 happiest cities in the United States, based off of an analysis of Instagram photos.
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Missouri's two largest cities sit at the top of a list of the 20 happiest cities in the U.S., compiled by startup company, Jetpac.

St. Louis came in as the happiest city, based off of an analysis of images from social media site Instagram. Kansas City, Mo., came in at No. 2.

According to Business Insider, Jetpac has been analyzing millions of photos uploaded to Instagram to uncover trends in the United States.

To determine the happiest cities, the company looked at the quantity of images uploaded from a particular city that included laughing and/or smiling.

Here is the complete list:

  1. Saint Louis, Mo.
  2. Kansas City, Mo.
  3. Columbus, Ohio
  4. Indianapolis, Ind.
  5. Pittsburgh, Penn.
  6. San Antionio, Texas
  7. Minneapolis, Minn.
  8. Jacksonville, Fla.
  9. Detroit, Mich.
  10. Raleigh, N.C.
  11. Nashville, Tenn.
  12. Chicago, Ill.
  13. Charlotte, N.C.
  14. Baltimore, Md.
  15. Tampa, Fla.
  16. Denver, Colo.
  17. Dallas, Texas
  18. Phoenix, Ariz.
  19. Boston, Mass.
  20. Houston, Texas