2017 Happiest States in America

    Which Is The Happiest State in America?

    You control your happiness. But, how can you measure happiness? In a study by WalletHub, their analysts determined which factors have an overall well being and overall satisfaction with life. Also where we live may also play a role in our happiness as well.

    WalletHub looked at a total of 28 metrics ranging from depression to sports participation. See their methodology for details.

    Click your state to see where it ranks:

    Source: WalletHub
     
     

     

    Happiest States in America

     
    Overall Rank
    (1 = Happiest)
    StateTotal Score‘Emotional & Physical Well-Being’ Rank‘Work Environment’ Rank ‘Community & Environment’ Rank
    1Minnesota70.81553
    2Utah68.162411
    3Hawaii67.9011019
    4California66.5522121
    5Nebraska65.6541517
    6New Jersey64.973418
    7South Dakota64.7161612
    8Iowa64.521287
    9Wisconsin64.1611910
    10New Hampshire63.4718222
    11Maryland63.1810315
    12Virginia62.4382913
    13Vermont61.3419204
    14North Dakota61.0891428
    15Colorado60.8413733
    16Washington60.3525415
    17Idaho60.143139
    18Connecticut60.06154011
    19Massachusetts59.42201216
    20Illinois59.4173924
    21Arizona56.97221927
    22New York56.54174222
    23Montana55.6629632
    23Pennsylvania55.66283714
    25Maine55.4439116
    26North Carolina54.68262329
    27Kansas54.64213434
    28Texas54.64143346
    29Michigan53.09361818
    30Georgia53.03272436
    31Florida51.83163249
    32Oregon51.7244223
    33Rhode Island51.17352726
    34Indiana50.87401320
    35Delaware50.65302540
    36Ohio49.67383825
    37Nevada48.95323641
    38South Carolina48.55333045
    39Wyoming46.96374730
    40New Mexico45.53344539
    41Alaska45.43234950
    42Tennessee44.29451738
    43Missouri43.86412644
    44Kentucky41.69463537
    45Mississippi38.89424647
    46Arkansas37.33502835
    47Alabama36.60474342
    48Louisiana35.35435048
    49Oklahoma34.97484443
    50West Virginia34.89494831

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    How did your state rank?

    Click here to view methodology: https://wallethub.com/edu/happiest-states/6959/#methodology

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