Thursday, July 6, 2017

Well-being in the San Francisco Bay Area

At the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center, Martin Seligman and more than 20 psychologists, physicians, and computer scientists in the World Well-Being Project used machine learning and natural language processing to sift through Twitter. They have been able to rank each of the 3235 U.S. counties according to well-being, depression, trust, and five personality traits.

For the Bay Area, the rankings are:

Rank
County
Percentile
8
Marin
99.8
17
Sonoma
99.5
26
San Francisco
99.2
36
Napa
98.9
37
San Mateo
98.9
61
Santa Clara
98.1
120
Santa Cruz
96.3
341
Alameda
89.5
455
Sacramento
86.0
505
Contra Costa
84.4
1429
Solano
55.9

If you live in the U.S., you can check your county in their online map. For example, Kings County in New York ranks 448, while the District of Columbia ranks 49.

How is your well-being?

well-being ranks of Bay Area counties