Utah named 2nd happiest state in U.S.

In a study by WalletHub, Utah was named the second happiest state in the country. (Photo: SBG)

(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:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Utah
  3. Minnesota
  4. North Dakota
  5. California
  6. Idaho
  7. Maryland
  8. Iowa
  9. South Dakota
  10. Nebraska
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Connecticut
  13. New Jersey
  14. New York
  15. Virginia
  16. Massachusetts
  17. Washington
  18. Colorado
  19. Georgia
  20. North Carolina
  21. Arizona
  22. Texas
  23. Illinois
  24. New Hampshire
  25. Kansas
  26. Nevada
  27. Delaware
  28. Montana
  29. Florida
  30. Pennsylvania
  31. Rhode Island
  32. Indiana
  33. Maine
  34. Michigan
  35. Wyoming
  36. South Carolina
  37. Ohio
  38. Vermont
  39. Oregon
  40. Tennessee
  41. New Mexico
  42. Missouri
  43. Mississippi
  44. Kentucky
  45. Alabama
  46. Oklahoma
  47. Alaska
  48. Louisiana
  49. Arkansas
  50. West Virginia
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