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24/7 Wall St.: America's 10 Happiest States

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10. Massachusetts

Well-being index score: 68.1
Life expectancy: 80.1 (6th highest)
Obesity: 21.5% (2nd lowest)
Median household income: $62,859 (5th highest)
Adult population with high school diploma or higher: 89.2% (19th highest)

Massachusetts residents feel things are moving in the right direction for them, expressing a high degree of optimism. Massachusetts residents also had better access to resources ensuring their well-being. The state had the highest health insurance coverage rate in the country, together with the fifth-highest median income in 2011, less than 15% of residents reported being unable to pay for health care. However, the state did not do so well in terms of emotional health, scoring seventh worst in the country. Nearly 35% of respondents reported feeling worry in a given day, a higher percentage than all but four states.

(iStock)

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