Hawaii Named the ‘Happiest State in America’


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WalletHub just released their list of 2019’s Happiest States in America, and the Aloha State comes out at the top as the happiest state. The company analyzed all fifty states using research to determine which environmental factors are linked to a person’s well-being and satisfaction in life. Happiness is influenced by a variety of internal and external factors but where we choose to live can have a significant influence on our quality of life. 

According to multiple studies, economic, emotional, physical and social health are all key to a happy, well-balanced and fulfilled life. WalletHub measured all these factors using 31 metrics, such as depression rate, sports participation and income growth. 

Happiest States in the U.S.

  1. Hawaii
  2. Utah
  3. Minnesota
  4. California
  5. New Jersey
  6. Idaho
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Maryland
  9. Nebraska
  10. Connecticut

Hawaii has been ranked as the happiest state to live in the country for the second year in a row. According to the report, adults in Hawaii have the lowest share of depression, the longest life expectancy and score highest for social well-being. It also ranked in the top five states for income growth, low divorce rates, underemployment and median credit score. 

View the full report here.

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