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Ranked: The Happiest (And Unhappiest) States In America, 2019

As the song says, “don’t worry, be happy,” it turns out those living in Hawaii and Utah are the happiest. Interestingly enough, Hawaii has been crowned the happiest state America for 2019, according to WalletHub, while Utah and Minnesota placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

The 2019 rankings placed California in 4th ahead of New Jersey into 5th; while Idaho ranked 6th and Massachusetts 7th. Overall, among the top ten Happiest States in the U.S. for 2019, the 8th, 9th, and 10th positions are held by Maryland, Nebraska, and Connecticut.

Want to live in the happiest state in America? Move to Hawaii!

To determine where Americans are the happiest, the finance publication WalletHub examined the 50 states across 31 key metrics, ranging from depression rate to sports participation rate to income growth. The rankings were primarily based on three factors: emotional and physical wellbeing, work environment, and community and environment.

At the lower end of the index, West Virginia was ranked as the unhappiest state in America for 2019. It was followed by Arkansas, Alaska, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The top 10 least happy state in America was rounded out Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Missouri.
Here, a complete ranking of the happiest states in the country:

1. Hawaii
2. Utah
3. Minnesota
4. North Dakota
5. California
6. Idaho
7. Maryland
8. Iowa
9. South Dakota
10. Nebraska
11. Wisconsin
12. Connecticut
13. New Jersey
14. New York
15. Virginia
16. Massachusetts
17. Washington
18. Colorado
19. Georgia
20. North Carolina
21. Arizona
22. Texas
23. Illinois
24. New Hampshire
25. Kansas
26. Nevada
27. Delaware
28. Montana
29. Florida
30. Pennsylvania
31. Rhode Island
32. Indiana
33. Maine
34. Michigan
35. Wyoming
36. South Carolina
37. Ohio
38. Vermont
39. Oregon
40. Tennessee
41. New Mexico
42. Missouri
43. Mississippi
44. Kentucky
45. Alabama
46. Oklahoma
47. Alaska
48. Louisiana
49. Arkansas
50. West Virginia

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