10 happiest, unhappiest states in the US

Minnesota is the happiest state in the U.S., according to analysis by WalletHub.

To identify the happiest and unhappiest states, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states on 28 key metrics related to a person's overall well-being and satisfaction with life. The metrics range from depression rate to income growth. Each measure was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing maximum happiness.

Here are the 10 happiest states based on the analysis.

1. Minnesota — score of 70.81 out of 100
2. Utah — 68.16
3. Hawaii — 67.9
4. California — 66.55
5. Nebraska — 65.65
6. New Jersey — 64.97
7. South Dakota — 64.71
8. Iowa — 64.52
9. Wisconsin — 64.16
10. New Hampshire — 63.47

Here are the 10 unhappiest states based on the analysis.

1. West Virginia — 34.89
2. Oklahoma — 34.97
3. Louisiana — 35.35
4. Alabama – 36.6
5. Arkansas — 37.33
6. Mississippi — 38.89
7. Kentucky — 41.69
8. Missouri — 43.86
9. Tennessee — 44.29
10. Alaska — 45.43

Access additional information on the metrics used for the analysis here.

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