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The happiest states in America, ranked

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  • WalletHub released its rankings for the happiest states in the US.
  • The rankings were primarily based on three factors: emotional and physical wellbeing, work environment, and community and environment.
  • Dozens of other metrics were considered, including safety, income growth, sports participation, and amount of work hours.
  • Unsurprisingly, Hawaii notched the top spot.
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Feeling especially happy today? Maybe it's because you live in one of the happiest states in America.

Personal finance website Wallethub released its rankings for the happiest states in the US, basing its findings on three main factors: emotional and physical wellbeing, work environment, and community and environment.

To determine those three, they used 31 metrics, such as the rate of adult depression, the amount of average volunteer hours, average work hours, divorce rates, income growth, and safety to determine "maximum happiness."

Keep scrolling to see if your state cracked the top 20.

20. Vermont

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Vermont was ranked the second-safest state, only behind Minnesota.

19. Colorado

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Colorado was high-ranking across the board, coming in second for highest income growth, highest sports participation rate, highest adequate-sleep rate, and fourth overall for work environment.

18. Arizona

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Arizona came in seventh for work environment, but on the lower side of community and environment at No. 31.

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