Howard County was recently ranked the seventh happiest county in the nation by SmartAsset.com.
To determine this ranking, SmartAsset considered U.S. counties with populations of 50,000 or more --- which included 978 counties.
The ranking factored in characteristics important to sustaining a high quality of life, such as marriage rates, unemployment, poverty levels, bankruptcies, life expectancy and physical activity rates. Howard County has the fifth lowest poverty rate of all the counties studied.
Howard County is routinely singled out on “Best Of” and “Top10” lists, for its nationally ranked school system, its award winning library system, its outstanding parks and recreational opportunities -- it was even ranked among the Top 10 Most Caring Suburbs in the country this year.
Put a smile on your face – Howard County. You have a lot to be happy about.