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Montana is in Top Ten Happiest States in the Union

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Sunset over the Bitterroot Mountains. (Fullerton Photo)

The Wall Street Journal at their website (marketwatch.com) listed the Top 10 “Happiest States” in the US.

Montana has been ranked Number Six in the list. The survey from Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index takes into consideration the emotional and healthy well-being of residents in each state.

The List:

  • 1 – Hawaii
  • 2 – Colorado
  • 3 – Minnesota
  • 4 – Utah
  • 5 – Vermont
  • 6 – Montana
  • 7 – Nebraska
  • 8 – New Hampshire
  • 9 – Iowa
  • 10 – Massachusetts

The index ranked Montana as third lowest in obesity rates and the highest of adult population with high school diploma or higher (92.3 percent).
And, even though finding affordable fruits and vegetables can be touch, especially in the winter, the average Montanan is most like to eat a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables each week.

Get all the stats from the Gallup-Healthways Index

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