In an article published by the smarty-pants over at WalletHub, Minnesota was determined to be the second happiest state in America -- second only to Utah. Things like financial well-being, physical & mental health, environment, social connections, outlook, jobs, volunteering, and sports participation were taken into consideration.

North Dakota, Colorado, and Nebraska rounded out the top-5. At the bottom of the list were Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and West Virginia.

Minnesota ranked first in 'Emotional & Physical Well-Being,' fourth in recreational activities, and second in employment. Minnesota was also found to have the second highest volunteerism rate, fifth lowest divorce rate, and third lowest crime rate.

Happy-O-Meter Scale:

  1. Utah
  2. Minnesota
  3. North Dakota
  4. Colorado
  5. Nebraska
  6. Wyoming
  7. Iowa
  8. Hawaii
  9. South Dakota
  10. Idaho
  11. Kansas
  12. Alaska
  13. California
  14. Maryland
  15. Massachusetts
  16. Washington
  17. Texas
  18. New Hampshire
  19. Montana
  20. Virginia
  21. Wisconsin
  22. Vermont
  23. New Jersey
  24. Illinois
  25. Connecticut
  26. Delaware
  27. New York
  28. Oregon
  29. New Mexico
  30. Arizona
  31. Nevada
  32. Pennsylvania
  33. Georgia
  34. Maine
  35. Florida
  36. North Carolina
  37. Missouri
  38. Louisiana
  39. South Carolina
  40. Oklahoma
  41. Indiana
  42. Michigan
  43. Ohio
  44. Rhode Island
  45. Tennessee
  46. Kentucky
  47. Arkansas
  48. Mississippi
  49. Alabama
  50. West Virginia

You betcha. It's good to be us!

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