It’s important to live somewhere that makes you happy.
To determine which state had the most joyous citizens, the organization compared all 50 states over 31 factors including income growth, rates of depression, commute time, and sports participation.
Although many of us may fantasize about lounging on one of its pristine beaches, it’s no surprise living in Hawaii is also pretty amazing, as residents of the Aloha State were found to be the happiest.
Utah was close behind in second, with the Land of 10,000 Lakes right behind as Minnesota came in third place.
Interestingly, the survey also found that residents of Utah worked the fewest hours a week, volunteered the most and had the lowest divorce rate.
Come thru Salt Lake City!
Next up is the most populous state, as Californians keep it golden in fourth, while New Jersey fist pumps its way to happiness to round out the top five.
The full top 10 list is:
5. New Jersey
New Yorkers aren’t doing too bad either, as the Empire State stands tall in 15th.
On the opposite end, the least happy states were Louisiana, Mississippi, Alaska, Arkansas and in dead least, West Virginia.
So, cheer up and start planning your move to Hawaii, but save your coins because the 50th state is also the most expensive.