NJ Top 3 in the Nation for Happiness

If you live in New Jersey, chances are your vitamin regime includes taking happy pills.

The Garden State ranked as the third happiest state in the nation, according to a survey by Nice RX.

So why are we so jovial? It’s all about certain factors, including life expectancy, overall safety, health, and economic matters. Our happiness score is a high 8.25. Edging us out in second place is Connecticut, while Hawaii ranked the highest.

So who is the most miserable state? That honor belongs to Mississippi.

“This high score is due to a high mean salary of $114,691 supported by strong performances in all other categories,” the website said.

Life expectancy of a New Jersey resident is 79.8, with the homicide rate being 3.4 per 100,000 people. The data also reports 3.57 percent of adults with serious mental illness and the poverty rate was 9.98 percent. The state scored 51.76 in safety.

Here are the happy states:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Connecticut
  3. New Jersey
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Minnesota
  6. California
  7. Maryland
  8. New Hampshire
  9. New York
  10. Washington

Here are the states that need their frowns turned upside down:

Here are the top 10 unhappiest states:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Arkansas
  4. Alabama
  5. West Virginia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Tennessee
  8. Kentucky
  9. New Mexico
  10. South Carolina

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