What is the happiest state in the Union?

posted by Jake McBride - 

What makes a state happy? Well, that may be different things for different people, but a new report claims to have figured it out, and named the happiest state in the nation.

WalletHub looked at the 50 states across 31 key metrics, including depression rates, income growth, sports participation rate, physical health, sleep rates and more to determine the Happiest State in the U.S., and gave the honor to Hawaii. Hawaii scored a 68.27 out of 100, landing at number one for emotional and physical well-being, and four for community and environment, although they were all the way down at 30 for work environment.

Top Ten Happiest States In The U.S.(click here for the complete list)

  1. Hawaii
  2. Utah
  3. Minnesota
  4. North Dakota
  5. California
  6. Idaho
  7. Maryland
  8. Iowa
  9. South Dakota
  10. Nebraska 
  • And if the research named a happiest state, there has to be a state that falls at the bottom of the list, and that is West Virginia, which scored a 33.42, coming in close to the bottom for emotional and physical well-being, as well as work environment.

Source: WalletHub

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