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New Study Reveals America's Most and Least Happy States

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Image: Double arch at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah on July 4, 2011.
Double arch at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah on July 4, 2011. Mark Duncan / AP, file

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In 2014, Utah, Minnesota and North Dakota rank among the happiest states in America. New in-depth analysis from personal finance social network WalletHub took a look at 26 metrics, ranging from emotional health to income to sports participation rates, to determine the rankings.

If you live in West Virginia, sorry, you've been rated the least happy state in the U.S.

The 10 happiest states are listed below, along with the bottom five. For full rankings and more insight on the data used in the study, visit WalletHub.

  1. Utah
  2. Minnesota
  3. North Dakota
  4. Colorado
  5. Nebraska
  6. Wyoming
  7. Iowa
  8. Hawaii
  9. South Dakota
  10. Idaho

Bottom five: 47. Kentucky, 48. Arkansas, 49. Mississippi, 50. Alabama, 51. West Virginia.

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