Minnesota Named the Happiest State in America


A new study ranking the best states to live and be happy in, puts CT in the top 20.

43 on a list of the "Happiest States in America", from the list-lovers at WalletHub, a personal finance website. Previous studies have found that good economic, emotional, physical and social health are all key to a well-balanced and fulfilled life.

Do you live in one of the happiest places in America? Minnesota according to one new study.

Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas finish out the bottom five states, with some of the lowest safety ranks and sports participation rates.

Just looking at depression rates showed some strong indicators of how state's would fare overall.

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The list also indicates that the sun may be shining brighter on the other side of the Mississippi.

CT also fared well in at least one key metric, with the fifth-lowest suicide rate in the country.

Hawaii ranked first for the lowest depression rate and fifth for the lowest separation and divorce rate. These plus the 28 key metrics were graded on a 100-point scale, which was then averaged for a total score.

In this category, Vermont scored the highest, followed by ME and MA.