Are cities all across New York State truly happy? Do they smile a lot? New York is home to several of the "happiest and smiliest" cities across the United States.

Data analysts at HouseFresh processed thousands of Instagram selfies to find the happiest places in the U.S. New York wasn't at the top of the list, but we also weren't at the bottom either. We could all use a boost in smiling across New York though, as this study has found.

We used Microsoft’s face recognition API, Azure, to analyze a database of Instagram selfies from every state and the 100 biggest U.S. cities to see which are the happiest places to live. This facial recognition tool places numerical estimates on emotions based on characteristics and expressions."

Using this tech feature, they were able to determine that Utah is the happiest and smiliest state in the US, with a happiness score of 74.4 out of 100. America’s happiest city is Concord, California, with a happiness score of 79.1 out of 100. Where did New York rank? Well, you have to really read the list in full before you start to see New York state even make an appearance.

New York State didn't make it into the Top 20.....New York doesn't show up on the list until number 28. They determined that Rochester New York is the 38th most happiest city in America with a score of 54%. Number 75 was New York City with a score of 43%, and Number 78 was Buffalo with a score of 40%, and Albany grabbed number 93 to round out the Top 100 with a score of 33%.

23 Highest Paying Impressive Jobs In Utica And Rome New York

With all these job openings in the Utica and Rome area of Central New York, you may be considering a new career. What are the highest paying jobs you can apply for?

That website USA Wage used data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and took a look at the Top 100 highest paying jobs in our region. Results found that the highest paying profession in America right now is family medicine physician with an average annual salary of $207,380. The second highest paying job is family and general practitioners with an average salary $201,100.

What about our region of Central New York? What jobs popped to the top of the list? Here's a look:

25 Lowest Paying Jobs In The Utica/Rome New York Area and What They Pay

Depending on your current employment goals, these may be jobs to avoid in the Utica and Rome area of New York State. They are in order from the highest paying of the group, to the absolute lowest.

New York State's Top 20 Attractions

Are you truly a proud New York resident if you haven't visited these Top 20 attractions?

Attractions of America put together a list of some of the top attractions New York has to offer. Let’s explore some of the top attractions in New York State that you’ll have to add to your bucket list during your next visit. Keep track of how many you have already seen or been too. Which ones surprise you on this list? Text us on our app to let us know.


More From Lite 98.7