A new study ranks the "Happiest States in America" with the belief that where you choose to live can impact your happiness. Connecticut came in at 18 on the list.
The rankings were put together by personal finance website WalletHub.
The top 5 states were: Minnesota, Utah, Hawaii, California, and Nebraska.
West Virginia was ranked as the least happy state, followed by Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Massachusetts came in just behind Connecticut at 19. New Hampshire and Vermont ranked higher than the Nutmeg State, but Rhode Island, Maine, and New York all ranked lower.
The study used three key areas to determine a state's rankings. Those areas were: Emotional & Physical Well-Being, Work Environment, and Community & Environment. Some of the specific areas studied include: physical health, depression, sleep, sports participation, life expectancy, suicide rate, commute time, job security, job satisfaction, and divorce rate.
Here are the full rankings with the first state being the happiest:
6. New Jersey
7. South Dakota
10. New Hampshire
14. North Dakota
22. New York
23. Montana (tie)
23. Pennsylvania (tie)
26. North Carolina
33. Rhode Island
38. South Carolina
40. New Mexico
50. West Virginia
You can find the full results here.