The truth of the matter is that most of us are so consumed with getting from point A to point B that we don't realize whats happening around us and how it's affecting us. The perfect example is the COVID-19 pandemic. It's has definitely taken a toll on all of us and now WalletHub has released a study that shows Idaho is the 9th Happiest state in America  2020’s Happiest States in America, Check out some of the findings below and the full list below. Here is the methodology.

"To determine where Americans have the highest satisfaction with life, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 32 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from the depression rate and the positive COVID-19 testing rate to income growth and the unemployment rate."

Happiness in Idaho (1=Happiest; 25=Avg.):

  • 24th – % of Depressed Adults
  • 16th – Adequate-Sleep Rate
  • 10th – Long-Term Unemployment Rate
  • 11th – Number of Work Hours
  • 9th – Volunteer Rate
  • 14th – Separation & Divorce Rate
  • 24th – Income Growth
  • 20th – Safety
  • 11th – WalletHub “States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions” Score

 

 

Happiest States in the U.S.

Overall Rank
(1 = Happiest)
StateTotal Score‘Emotional & Physical Well-Being’ Rank‘Work Environment’ Rank ‘Community & Environment’ Rank
1Hawaii69.582163
2Utah69.421411
3Minnesota65.874410
4New Jersey64.1013022
5Maryland61.783339
6California61.1471813
7North Dakota60.021837
8Iowa59.6515611
9Idaho59.583422
10Connecticut59.2353817
11Nebraska59.069836
12South Dakota58.5322104
13Massachusetts57.3081243
14Virginia56.27112133
15Washington55.6027718
16Vermont55.5920246
17New York54.8664445
18Wisconsin54.32231719
19Nevada53.6729255
20Arizona53.47192032
21New Hampshire53.36241138
22Georgia52.73213624
23Colorado52.5717947
24Delaware52.25164335
25Texas51.04103150
26Rhode Island50.96252834
27Florida50.58123949
28Pennsylvania50.16264030
29Illinois50.14134546
30Maine50.12351420
31Wyoming49.26302339
32North Carolina49.19282742
33Kansas49.16311940
34South Carolina48.78362621
35Ohio48.37324125
36Indiana47.96332931
37Michigan47.27383523
38Montana47.2540541
39New Mexico47.0339468
40Missouri45.79412212
41Oregon43.67431329
42Alaska40.85374748
43Alabama40.28463416
44Mississippi39.52444814
45Tennessee39.21451544
46Kentucky38.29473226
47Louisiana38.15425028
48Oklahoma37.66483727
49Arkansas36.83494215
50West Virginia30.58504937