Special Report

America's 30 Happiest States

10. North Dakota
> Well-being index score: 62.7 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 62.2% — 3rd highest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 50.7% — 14th highest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 46.1% — 23rd lowest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 52.2% — 17th lowest
> Adults who worry about money: 37.7% — 10th lowest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 58.5% — 24th lowest
> Median household income: $64,577 — 20th highest
> Violent crime rate: 285 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest

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9. South Dakota
> Well-being index score: 62.7 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 61.3% — 5th highest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 54.2% — 3rd highest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 49.4% — 7th highest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 57.6% — 12th highest
> Adults who worry about money: 41.2% — 17th highest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 61.3% — 6th highest
> Median household income: $59,533 — 18th lowest
> Violent crime rate: 399 per 100,000 people — 20th highest

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8. Delaware
> Well-being index score: 62.9 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 55.8% — 16th lowest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 49.6% — 22nd lowest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 45.6% — 18th lowest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 58.4% — 10th highest
> Adults who worry about money: 34.4% — 4th lowest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 58.5% — 24th lowest
> Median household income: $70,176 — 16th highest
> Violent crime rate: 423 per 100,000 people — 15th highest

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7. Vermont
> Well-being index score: 63.3 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 59.0% — 16th highest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 48.9% — 17th lowest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 48.1% — 13th highest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 59.7% — 6th highest
> Adults who worry about money: 35.2% — 5th lowest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 57.9% — 19th lowest
> Median household income: $63,001 — 25th lowest
> Violent crime rate: 202 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest

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6. Colorado
> Well-being index score: 63.4 (national average: 61.2)
> Adults who like what they do every day: 59.5% — 14th highest
> Adults who feel productive every day: 52.7% — 6th highest
> Adults who learn/do something interesting every day: 50.1% — 5th highest
> Adults who are happy with where they live: 58.6% — 9th highest
> Adults who worry about money: 39.8% — 24th lowest
> Adults who get positive energy from friends/family every day: 62.2% — 4th highest
> Median household income: $77,127 — 9th highest
> Violent crime rate: 381 per 100,000 people — 21st highest