Shelby County cities named among happiest in Alabama

Chelsea, Helena and Hoover were ranked among the happiest cities in Alabama by Zippia.com. (File)

Chelsea, Helena and Hoover were ranked among the happiest cities in Alabama by Zippia.com. (File)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

Three Shelby County cities have been deemed some of the happiest places in Alabama by career information website Zippia.com.

Chelsea, Helena and Hoover landed among the top 10 on Zippia’s 10 Happiest Places in Alabama list.

Zippia.com analyzed 74 places in Alabama on seven criteria: education level, employment, length of commute, cost of living, families and marriages, home ownership and poverty rate.

Chelsea came in at No. 8 on the 10 Happiest Places in Alabama list, with a homeowner percentage of 87.2. Additionally, 69.3 percent of the city’s adults are married, the website noted.

Helena ranked ninth on the list, with 87.4 percent of the population classified as homeowners and 63.2 percent of the adult population married.

Hoover rounded out the list taking 10th place and recording a 61.6 home ownership percentage and 58.9 marriage percentage.

Three other Shelby County cities also achieved high rankings, although they did not make the top 10 list.

Pelham came in at No. 15, Calera at No. 19 and Alabaster at No. 23.

To view the entire list, visit Zippia.com/advice/happiest-places-in-alabama/.