Special Report

America's 30 Happiest States

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20. Florida
> Well-being index score: 61.8 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 58.6% — 18th highest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 51.6% — 8th highest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 47.5% — 16th highest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 55.0% — 21st highest
> Adults who worry about money: 42.3% — 8th highest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 59.9% — 16th highest
> Median household income: $59,227 — 17th lowest
> Violent crime rate: 378 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest

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19. Nevada
> Well-being index score: 61.9 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 58.3% — 21st highest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 50.2% — 21st highest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 45.5% — 15th lowest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 50.3% — 11th lowest
> Adults who worry about money: 37.4% — 9th lowest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 59.2% — 19th highest
> Median household income: $63,276 — 24th highest
> Violent crime rate: 494 per 100,000 people — 9th highest

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18. Nebraska
> Well-being index score: 61.9 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 59.8% — 13th highest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 51.3% — 10th highest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 47.0% — 20th highest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 54.0% — 23rd highest
> Adults who worry about money: 39.6% — 20th lowest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 59.2% — 19th highest
> Median household income: $63,229 — 25th highest
> Violent crime rate: 301 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest

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17. Massachusetts
> Well-being index score: 62.0 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 56.2% — 18th lowest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 48.3% — 14th lowest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 46.7% — 23rd highest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 55.0% — 21st highest
> Adults who worry about money: 42.3% — 8th highest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 60.9% — 10th highest
> Median household income: $85,843 — 2nd highest
> Violent crime rate: 328 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest

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16. Connecticut
> Well-being index score: 62.1 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 60.2% — 11th highest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 48.7% — 15th lowest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 47.2% — 18th highest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 47.7% — 5th lowest
> Adults who worry about money: 41.7% — 13th highest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 60.3% — 13th highest
> Median household income: $78,833 — 6th highest
> Violent crime rate: 184 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest