State ‘happiness’ rankings: How does New Jersey do?
Looking for the most and least happy states in America, WalletHub ranked New Jersey in the middle of the pack.
The state landed at 24th place among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The Garden State performed very well in some categories, but poorly in others, according to the report.
New Jersey boasted one of the lowest divorce rates in the country, along with the third-lowest suicide rate per capita and third-lowest prevalence of depression.
In addition, WalletHub spokesperson Jill Gonzalez said New Jersey has the best "disability index" among all the states.
"(New Jersey) has the least number of adults that are limited in activities due to physical, mental or emotional problems," Gonzalez said.
New Jersey lost points, though, on less serious platforms. The Garden State came in fifth place for highest prevalence of inadequate sleep, and only two states have a longer commute to work.
"People are not happy trying to get to work in the morning," she said.
The study also looked at whether or not money can actually buy happiness. It found "life satisfaction" does increase as income increases, but only to a certain amount - $75,000.