Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. But not everywhere in the U.S. experiences a uniform level of happiness. As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content.

See which states combine all the necessary components of happiness, check out WalletHub’s report on the Happiest States in America.


1. Fremont, CA
2. Overland Park, KS
3 San Jose, CA
4. Madison, WI
5. Irvine, CA

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