10 happiest states in America

WalletHub published its annual analysis Sept. 10 ranking all 50 states in terms of residents' overall happiness.

To determine where in the U.S. Americans are happiest, WalletHub compared all 50 states across 31 metrics in three categories: emotional and physical well-being, work environment, and community and environment. Each of the 31 metrics was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing maximum happiness. WalletHub used the weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score.

Here are the 10 happiest states in the U.S., according to WalletHub:

1. Hawaii
2. Utah
3. Minnesota
4. North Dakota
5. California
6. Idaho
7. Maryland
8. Iowa
9. South Dakota
10. Nebraska

To access the full list, click here.

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