If you got up this morning in Provo, Utah, or Boulder, Colo., feeling a strong sense of well-being — it may not just be you. You live in one of the two top population centers for well-being, according to Gallup.

But if you lay your head to rest each night in the West Virginia burgs of Huntington or Charleston and you just couldn't see to get out of bed because you had the blues — don't become overly concerned. Your entire town self-reports as one of the two lowest in the nation for that elusive sense of well-being.

Gallup surveyed folks hither and yon for this survey, and cranked out a long list rated by the Well-Being Index score. Provo-Orem logged the top score at 71.4, while Huntington had the lowest, 59.5.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.