Modesto ranks near the bottom of another national survey rating the quality of life among metropolitan areas.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index that came out Tuesday ranked Modesto 130th among the 134 small and mid-size metropolitan areas in the United States. The Fort Smith, Ark., area ranked last while Boulder, Colo., was No. 1.
Among large metro areas, San Jose was tops and Brimingham, Ala., was at the bottom.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measures each city on six categories or sub-indexes, which examine "life evaluation," emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.