Utah Is the Happiest State . . . West Virginia Is the Saddest

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to be happy, you should avoid living anywhere that’s even remotely close to the Atlantic Ocean.

The website WalletHub just ranked the states by HAPPINESS, based on life satisfaction, the rate of depression, the suicide rate, commute times, job security, the divorce rate, weather, and the number of things to do.

And almost all of the happiest states are clustered in the north central part of the country.  Except for the state that’s an island paradise.  Yeah, somehow they managed to have high scores too.

The 10 happiest states are Utah . . . Minnesota . . . North Dakota . . . Hawaii . . . Colorado . . . Idaho . . . Iowa . . . Nebraska . . . South Dakota . . . and California.

And the 10 least happy states are West Virginia . . . Alabama . . . Kentucky . . . Mississippi . . . Arkansas . . . Louisiana . . . Tennessee . . . Oklahoma . . . Michigan . . . and Missouri.