Utah named 2nd happiest state in U.S.
(KUTV) -- Happiness can come from a number of different sources, and those sources can vary between each person.
According to a recent study by the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, one thing that does not create happiness is money. Happiness will only increase with wealth up to an annual income of $75,000.
But, happiness can increase depending on where a person decides to live.
In a study by WalletHub, Utah is named as the second happiest state in the country.
This placement was determined by a number of factors, including: Suicide rate, sports participation, employment, work hours, growth, income, divorce rate and more.
Utah ranked No. 1 in sports participation and volunteer hours.
The Beehive State placed in the bottom 10 for suicide rates. It also has the lowest divorce rate and has work hours compared to the other 49 states of America.
Utah ranked fourth in safety and fifth in highest income growth.
Based on these rankings, Utah was placed second, just behind Hawaii, as the happiest state in the United States.
List of happiest states in America:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
- West Virginia