How ‘Happy’ is Idaho?
How happy is the state of Idaho? Well, personally, I think we live in the best state in the country, but, what makes residents of a state "happy"? Is it the scenery, the job satisfaction, the amount of money we make? Well according to WalletHub, "Happiness only increases with wealth up to an annual income of $75,000." So, beyond that, money doesn't really "buy" happiness. One thing that does make a difference on the happiness scale is the location where you live.
Wallethub wanted to know which state you're more likely to find "happiness". They examined the 50 states across 31 key metrics, ranging from depression rate to sports participation rate to income growth." So where did Idaho fall on the list? According to Wallethub, Idaho was the 6th happiest state in the country. Hey, it's not the No. 1 slot, but it's not too shabby. Here are the best and worst states:
50. West Virginia