New York is One of the Happiest States

The Statue of Liberty, NYC, USA

What makes a state happy? Well, that may be different things for different people, but a new report claims to have figured it out, and named the happiest state in the nation.

WalletHub looked at the 50 states across 31 key metrics, including depression rates, income growth, sports participation rate, physical health, sleep rates and more to determine the Happiest State in America, and gave the honor to Hawaii. Hawaii scored a 66.48 out of 100, landing at number one for emotional and physical well-being, although they are at 12 for community and environment, and all the way down at 25 for work environment. Where did New York fall on the list? Number 15.

  1. Hawaii
  2. Utah
  3. Minnesota
  4. California
  5. New Jersey
  6. Idaho
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Maryland
  9. Nebraska
  10. Connecticut
  11. Iowa
  12. North Dakota
  13. Nevada
  14. Virginia
  15. New York

And if the research named a happiest state, there has to be a state that falls at the bottom of the list, and that is West Virginia, which scored a 33.73, coming in dead last for the emotional and physical well-being, and 47th for work environment, although interestingly it’s at five for community and environment.

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