May 26, 2016
SmartAsset, a financial technology software company, released rankings of the happiest counties in America on Wednesday. Chester County came in fourth.
Located in the greater Philadelphia area, Chester County boasts an income ratio of 2.3 and an average life expectancy over 80. It’s the highest-income county in Pennsylvania. No wonder its roughly 500,000 residents are a happy bunch.
Loudon County, Virginia, finished first, followed by Fairfax County, Virginia, and Carver County, Minnesota.
Three North Jersey counties also made the top 10: Hunterdon (fifth), Morris (sixth) and Somerset (ninth). Another Philly suburb, Montgomery County, also ranked high, coming in 23rd.
You can find more on the study's methodology here.