These are the happiest states in America


Looking to improve your outlook on life? If so, consider moving to one of America’s happiest states. And if you already live in one, you have a good reason to rejoice.

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The #1 happiest state in America

A report released Monday by WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia, ranking each on a scale of 100 with consideration of physical and emotional health, income levels and job satisfaction, sports participation rates and more than a dozen other factors

The state that claimed the No. 1 spot? 


The unhappiest state? 

West Virginia. 

The report also pointed out the states with the highest and lowest depression rates in the country (Oregon; Hawaii), obesity rates (Mississippi; District of Columbia), suicide rates (Montana; District of Columbia), number of work hours (Alaska; Utah) and income growth (West Virginia; Nevada).

Click on the graphic or scroll below to see the complete list of the happiest states, according to WalletHub. 

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These are the happiest states in America

Source: WalletHub

51. West Virginia

50. Alabama

49. Kentucky

48. Mississippi

47. Arkansas

46. Louisiana

45. Tennessee

44. Oklahoma

43. Michigan


42. Missouri

41. New Mexico

40. Indiana

39. Ohio

38. South Carolina

37. Georgia

36. Nevada

35. Florida

34. Pennsylvania

33. Maine


32. Oregon

31. Arizona

30. North Carolina

29. Texas

28. Alaska

27. Rhode Island

26. New York

25. Illinois

24. Kansas

23. Maryland


22. Montana

21. Virginia

20. New Jersey

19. Delaware

18. District of Columbia

17. Connecticut

16. Massachusetts

15. Wisconsin

14. Vermont

13. Wyoming


12. Washington

11. New Hampshire

10. California

9. South Dakota

8. Nebraska

7. Iowa

6. Idaho

5. Colorado

4. Hawaii

3. North Dakota


2. Minnesota

1. Utah

Read more on WalletHub.

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