Well, that's a subjective question if I ever heard one. I know people that are extremely happy that make less than I do, and I'm in radio so, I know how that goes. Meanwhile, I also know people who make six figures that are never happy. According to a study by Gallup conducted by Sharecare and posted by Thrillist, people in the middle section of the country only need $54,000 to be happy, the mount
Hawaii was the country's happiest state in 2010.
This according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which takes into account emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, and job satisfaction.
While one might guess that Hawaii's stellar climate has something to do with its residents' contentment, the rest of the top five happiest states were rounded out by Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska and Colorado -- each far from being a tropical paradise.
On the other end of the spectrum, West Virginia was deemed the most miserable state, followed by Kentucky and Mississippi. Read on for the complete list.