MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota has been named one of the happiest states in America in 2015.
The Land of 10,000 Lakes clinched the No. 2 spot on a recent list from WalletHub. The financial website listed all 50 states and the District of Columbia from most happy to least happy.
What constitutes happiness?
WalletHub said it took a number of factors into consideration. Top among them were emotional well-being, work environment, and community and recreational activities.
The number one state on the overall list was Utah, which was first in rankings on work environment and recreational activities.
Meanwhile, Minnesota took top honors in the emotional well-being category. It also came in third on recreational activities and seventh on work environment.
Rounding out the top five of the overall list were Hawaii, Colorado and North Dakota.
The bottom five were Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, and West Virginia.