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The Happiest States in the U.S. for 2019

September 9, 2019


AP Photo / Francisco Seco

America was founded on the principles of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"--but which U.S. states are best at that last part? To find out, Wallethub looked at 31 key metrics--including everything from income growth to sports participation rates--and determined that these are the 10 happiest states in the U.S. (check the link for more):

  1. Hawaii
  2. Utah
  3. Minnesota
  4. California
  5. New Jersey
  6. Idaho
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Maryland
  9. Nebraska
  10. Connecticut