Based on 28 key metrics – ranging from emotional health and income levels to sports participation and volunteerism – Utah came out on top in a comparison of all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2016’s Happiest States in America, according to WalletHub.com.
Utah was ranked #1 in several areas, including lowest divorce rate (15.97% compared to the District of Columbia which has the highest rate at 31%). Utah also topped the charts with the lowest rate of heart attacks (2.7% which is 2.7 times lower than in West Virginia, where the rate is highest at 7.4%) and as the state with the highest volunteer rate (45.2% compared to Louisiana with the lowest at 18.2%).
In other comparisons, Hawaii has the lowest number of depressed citizens (Oregon has the nation’s highest); the District of Columbia is doing something right with the lowest suicide rate per 100,000 residents in the U. S. (Montana has the highest); and North Dakota has the lowest long-term unemployment rate compared to the number of citizens looking for work in the District of Columbia.
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