Only one city in Missouri made the top 100 for Happiest Cities in America, so which city is it?

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Get our free mobile app released their 2021 list for the Happiest Cities in America, and to my surprise only one city from the great state of Missouri made the top 100 for Happiest Cities in America. Springfield, Missouri comes in as the "Happiest" town in Missouri barely making the top 100 by finishing at 95th on the list, with Kansas City coming in at 118th, and St. Louis ranking at 166th on the list, and those are the only Missouri cities on the list.

I gotta be honest I am pretty shocked that towns like Columbia, and Branson didn't make the list at all. They both seem like really awesome fun places, Columbia with the university and all the fun that brings to the city, and Branson literally being the Vegas of the Midwest! Also I feel like Kansas City should be much higher on the list, KC is such a cool city with incredible food, museums, bars, sports, and so much else that can make you happy.

If you want to see the whole list click here! TWO of the top four happiest cities in America according to this list are in North Dakota... that makes no sense. But I will say Maddison, Wisconsin comes in at 4th on the list, and that is a fantastic city, I have had many fun days in that great American city so that makes sense to me. Which cities do you think were too high and too low on this list of "Happiest" cities in America?

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