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Evansville metro area remains near bottom of well-being survey

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Once again, Evansville area remains near the bottom of a national survey regarding health and well-being. 

Out of nearly 190 U.S. metro areas, Evansville ranked 180 for well-being, according to the results of a Gallup-Healthways survey conducted in 2012 and 2013.

Last year, the Evansville metro area ranked 182nd of 189, based on telephone survey results from local residents.

The metro area includes Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey and Gibson Counties, as well as the Kentucky counties of Henderson and Webster.

The top-ranked metro in was Provo-Orem, Utah. The lowest-ranked was the Huntington-Ashland area in West Virginia/Ohio/Kentucky.

The top 10 cities for overall well-being:

1. Provo-Orem, Utah
2. Boulder, Colo.
3. Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.
4. Honolulu
5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
6. Ann Arbor, Mich.
7. Naples-Marco Island, Fla.
8. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, Calif.
9. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.
10. Lincoln, Neb.

The bottom 10 communities for overall well-being:

180. Evansville, Ind.-Ky.
181. Mobile, Ala.
182. Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
183. Columbus, Ga., Ala.
184. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
185. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.
186. Spartanburg, S.C.
187. Redding, Calif.
188. Charleston, W.Va.
189. Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio

Rankings for 2013 were released on Tuesday and are based on more nationwide interviews where people were asked about their emotional and physical health, job satisfaction, community safety and access to food, shelter and healthcare.

Click here for more details from healthways.com.

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