The Midwest State That's Been Named the Happiest in the US

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A new study ranking the best states to live and be happy in, puts CT in the top 20.

They say happiness is a state of mind, but what if it's actually dependent on the location a homebuyer chooses to lay down roots?

A new WalletHub report ranked Colorado as the 15th happiest state in the U.S. "Read on for our findings, additional insight from a panel of experts and a full description of our methodology", according to the website.

Minnesota pulled in at number one with a total score of 70.81.

And, if you're looking for the state with the fewest work hours.

Kentucky ranked better on "community environment" at 37 and "work environment" at number 35.

The list also indicates that the sun may be shining brighter on the other side of the Mississippi. In addition, the state listed as having one of the lowest divorce rates.

In the sub-category of "safety", Missouri was No. 46 out of the states.

In this category, Vermont scored the highest, followed by ME and MA.

The study looked at 28 factors ranging from depression rates to sports participation.

Some of the data used in the study appears to come from multiyear studies that are not conducted every year, though a representative from Wallethub did not respond to a question on that point.

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