2019's Happiest and Least Happy States in America

Do You Agree?

September 10, 2019

Wallet Hub just released its annual rankings of the happiest and least-happy states in America. 

And HAWAII is #1 again this year.

The study looks at 31 different factors, like hours worked vs. income, commute times, life expectancy, depression rates, how much sleep people get, and how nice the weather is.

The ten happiest states in 2019 are: 

  • Hawaii
  • Utah
  • Minnesota
  • California
  • New Jersey
  • Idaho
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Nebraska
  • Connecticut

West Virginia was named the LEAST happy state again this year, followed by Arkansas, Alaska, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Missouri.

People in South Dakota get the most sleep, New York has the lowest suicide rate, Utah has the best work hours, North Dakota had the best income growth over the last year and the safest state overall is Minnesota.