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

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6. Montana

Well-being index score: 68.5
Life expectancy: 78.4 years (24th lowest)
Obesity: 22.0% (3rd lowest)
Median household income: $44,222 (13th lowest)
Adult population with high school diploma or higher: 92.3% (the highest)

Montana appears to have a healthy, well-educated workforce. The state has low unemployment and the highest proportion of adults with a high school degree in the country. State residents were among the most likely to report being in a good work environment. Over 92% of individuals surveyed said they were satisfied with their jobs or the work they did, more than in any other state. Additionally, over 60% stated they felt treated like a partner by their supervisor, higher than all but one other state. Residents also practiced healthy behavior and were more likely than residents of nearly all other states to exercise 30 minutes a day for three days each week. Montanans were among the most likely Americans to eat five servings of fruit and vegetables at least four times a week — even though residents were also among the most likely to claim that finding affordable fruits and vegetables was difficult.

(iStock)

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