Here's some good news. Colorado is one of the happiest states in the US and it's not because because recreational marijuana is making everybody feel good.

A Wallethub study measured the happiness of people in the US and Colorado is one of the top five.

The study used several metrics to determine the happiness of people then combined them into three main categories of happiness or unhappiness. Those categories include; emotional and physical well-being, work environment and community, environment and recreational activities. Those categories were then scored with one being the happiest and 25 being average.

Here are the Top 10 Happiest States in the US:

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

Colorado also scored high in several of the study's key metrics including:

  • Highest Adequate-Sleep Rate (#2)
  • Lowest Obesity Rate (#3)
  • Highest Sports Participation Rate (#1)

[Wallethub]