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From Minnesota To Louisiana: Here’s How Every US States Ranks On Happiness, 2018

Minnesota ranks highest and Louisiana lowest for overall happiness in the United States, according to a report published by the researchers at MagnifyMoney, based on metrics determined by Oxford economists.

The report, called “The Happiest States in the U.S.,” measured happiness for all 50 states by combining data from sources like the US Census Bureau and Gallup within the domains of health, lifestyle, and prosperity.

The top-10 happiest states in America were: Minnesota, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Montana.

The lowest-10 happiest states in America were: Louisiana, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Nevada, and Georgia. Here is the full list of states in the US ranked by their Happiness.

The Happiest States in the U.S.

RankStateHealthLifestyleEconomic StabilityScore
1Minnesota33673.3
2South Dakota120272
3Colorado241370.5
4Utah211169
5North Dakota610467.4
6Wisconsin89367.3
7Nebraska4241064.8
8Iowa518964.4
9New Hampshire175763.8
10Montana961463.2
11Wyoming208562.5
12Vermont10121560.8
13Idaho1471660.8
14Kansas731860.6
15Washington12112159.7
16Hawaii2223759.2
17Arizona13153256.3
18Oregon15142656.2
19Alaska18193354.6
20Texas16272753.9
21California11264053.8
22Virginia26132353.7
23Maine27161852.6
24Illinois19342852
25Missouri33251150.2
26New Jersey24224349.6
27Massachusetts31213549
28North Carolina29234247.8
29Florida25294647.6
30Connecticut30283447.6
31Pennsylvania32322546.6
32Indiana38301246
33New Mexico23364445.9
34Maryland43173044.4
35South Carolina34424141.9
36Michigan45351741.6
37Oklahoma40392241.2
38Ohio39432040.2
39New York35384939.7
40Delaware46411938.8
41Georgia42334538.7
42Nevada28474738.7
43Tennessee47372936.9
44Arkansas41443136.2
45Kentucky48452435.2
46Mississippi36484833.5
47Alabama50403833.1
48West Virginia49463630.9
49Rhode Island44493930.8
50Louisiana37505029.8

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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