North Dakota, Minnesota rank near top for happiest states

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota has found itself inside the top 15 for WalletHub's latest study, looking into the Happiest States in the country.

The Personal Finance Website took into account 30 key indicators, including depression rates to share of adults being productive to income growth. North Dakota finished in the top 10 in several sub categories, including Separation and Divorce rate and work environment. Other top sub-categories the peace garden state did well in include:

  • 24th – % of Depressed Adults
  • 10th – Adequate-Sleep Rate
  • 4th – % of Civilian Labor Force Unemployed 15 Weeks or Longer
  • 22nd – Volunteer Rate
  • 2nd – Separation & Divorce Rate
  • 6th – Share of Adults Feeling Active & Productive

Our friends to East did a bit better though, as Minnesota finished as the third happiest state.

To check out the full study, click here.