Description of why Sacramento ranked #69 on the Gallup-Sharecare 2017 Community Well-Being Rankings List – down from #66 on the 2016 ranking of 186 U.S communities.
See related post: Sacramento #66 on U.S. Well-Being Ranking List
This month Gallup-Sharecare released its 2017 Community Well-Being Rankings List, which is part of the Gallup-Sharecare State of American Well-Being series. I personally find these annual reports interesting for the insights one can glean from the statistics.
Why did Sacramento drop from #66 to #69? Read on to find out what your fellow Sacramentans are thinking and feeling.
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The report found that 2017 was a challenging year for Americans – with an index score of 61.5 – a decline from 62.1 in 2016. The drop is the largest year-over-year decline in the 10-year history of the Well-Being Index.
The report analyzes how well-being varies by community for the following five elements of well-being:
- Purpose – liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
- Social – having supportative relationships and love in your life
- Financial – managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
- Community – liking where you live, feeling safe, and having pride in your community
- Physical – having good health and enough energy to get things done daily
With the exception of community well-being, all of the national well-being elements declined in 2017.
Coming in at #1 in the rankings was Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida with a 67.6 well-being index score. Coming in last at #186 was Fort Smith, Arkansas with well-being index score of 58.2.
California Well-Being Rankings
- 04 – Santa Cruz – Watsonville
- 08 – Santa Rosa
- 10 – San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande
- 11 – Santa Maria-Santa Barbara
- 13 – Salinas
- 20 – San Diego-Carlsbad
- 23 – Visalia-Porterville
- 32 – San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
- 34 – San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward
- 43 – Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
- 53 – Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
- 69 – Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade
- 74 – Vallejo-Fairfield
- 98 – Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
- 109 – Modesto
- 112 – Stockton-Lodi
- No CA Communities Ranked In 4th Quintile
- 150 – Chico
- 155 – Fresno
- 171 – Bakersfield
For each of the five ranking elements Sacramento in 2017 ranked:
- 101 Purpose Rank
- 59 Social Rank
- 61 Financial Rank
- 96 Community Rank
- 45 Physical Rank
How do these numbers differ from 2016?
- Purpose Ranking – 101 from 109 (improved)
- Social Ranking – 59 from 70 (improved)
- Financial Ranking – 61 from 39 (declined)
- Community Ranking – 96 from 117 (improved)
- Physical Ranking – 45 from 59 (improved)
My takeaway from the 2017 Sacramento Well-Being Rankings is that as a community our sense of purpose i.e. liking what we do each day and being motivated to achieve our goals has improved in comparison to 2016. Also improved is our collective view of the social aspects of life i.e. having supportive relationships and love in our lives.
Additionally, our collective attitude towards the community i.e. liking where we live, feeling safe, and having pride in our community has improved, as has our sense of physical well-being i.e. having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.
So, how did Sacramento drop from #66 to #69? The answer is solely due to the financial aspects of life. As a community our sense of financial security i.e. managing our economic life to reduce stress and increase security tumbled from 31 to 69.
I should also note that the Sacramento Well-Being ranking was 62.1 in 2017 compared to 62.2 in 2016.
See related blog post: Where Does Sacramento Rank?
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