The results are in, and Minnesota has been ranked as the second happiest state in the nation by the team at WalletHub -- which is absolutely no surprise us. Minnesota Nice = Minnesota Happy. Only Utah ranked high on the happy-scale.

The experts looked at things like depression rates, obesity rates, sports participation rates, number of work hours, income growth, divorce rates, safety, suicide rates, and more.

Top Ten Happiest States

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

The unhappiest states are Missouri (#41), Michigan (#42), Oklahoma (#43), Tennessee (#44), Louisiana (#45), Arkansas (#46), Mississippi (#47), Kentucky (#48), Alabama (#49), and West Virginia (#50).

Source: WalletHub

More reasons why we're happy: The Minnesota State Fair, 10,000 Lakes, Garrison Keillor, the State of Hockey, Hunting & Fishing, Music Festivals, the Vikings, the North Shore, Mississippi River, Four Seasons, Hotdish, and a whole lot more!

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