With the U.S. ranking No. 14 on this year’s World Happiness Report, down one spot since the previous edition, and research proving that money up to a certain dollar amount can contribute to happiness, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Happiest States in America.

To determine where Americans have the highest satisfaction with life, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across 28 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from emotional health to income level to sports participation rate.   
Happiness in Iowa (1=Happiest; 25=Avg.)

  • 27th – % of Depressed Adults
  • 6th – Adequate-Sleep Rate
  • 18th – Suicide Rate
  • 3rd – Long-Term Unemployment Rate
  • 28th – Number of Work Hours
  • 10th – Volunteer Rate
  • 8th – Separation & Divorce Rate
  • 6th – Income Growth
  • 18th – Safety

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