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Well-Being

Lincoln ranks in the top third of cities in the U.S. for well-being

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® is based on phone surveys of people living in more than 180 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

  • Of the MSAs whose residents were surveyed as part of the 2016-17 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®, the Lincoln MSA (consisting of Lancaster and Seward counties) was ranked 58th in overall well-being.
  • In the past three years, Lincoln’s rankings have been similar to Nebraska’s when adjusted for the number of places used in the comparison (50 for states, 186 for communities in 2017).