Where Does Iowa Rank Among the "Happiest" States in the US?

What makes a state happy? And where does Iowa rank among the "happiest" states in the country? Listen to Max & Amy's conversation about the latest WalletHub list of the Happiest States in the U.S.

  • They looked at the 50 states across 30 key metrics in areas of emotional and physical well-being, work environment and community and environment.
  • Factors include depression rates, income growth, physical health, sleep rates, and more.
  • Topping the list this year is Hawaii, which scores a 66.31 out of 100, landing on top for emotional and physical well-being, and in the Top 10 for community and environment.
  • Utah, fourth overall, is number one for both work environment and community and environment.

Top Ten Happiest States In The U.S.

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

*IOWA is ranked 16th.

(click here for the complete list)

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