The Happiest Place On Earth!

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Real Estate Agent with Equity Real Estate - Advantage

 

THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH! 

I know, I know, you thought the happiest place on earth was Disneyland. Turns out that's not the case. Utah has stolen that coveted title away from Mickey and Minnie! Who knew it could be done?

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallup organization and Healthways, a disease management firm, released results of a poll earlier this week which reveals their rankings, by state, of who indeed has the happiest residents.  Utah came out on top! Residents of the Beehive State claim the highest satisfaction in such areas as work environment, local communities, and emotional health. Other areas that were measured included life satisfaction, work quality, healthy behavior, physical health, emotional health and basic access to necessities like food and shelter. The poll was conducted over a one year period.

Utah was followed by Hawaii and then Wyoming.  The bottom states included West Virginia, Michigan and Ohio. Some have speculated that one of the major factors influencing this poll is the unemployment rate. Utah still claims the lowest unemployment rate at 4.6%. The national average is now at 7.6%. It is also interesting to note that the median income in the top three states is $50,000 - $62,000. Median income in the bottom three states is $36,000 - $40,000. Undoubtedly these numbers could affect the average residents' outlook.

According to Healthways the purpose of the study was to measure quality of life outside the typical measures which included life expectancy and poverty rates. 

Congratulations Utah on making the top of yet another list!

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Comments (9)

Carol Lee
Dilbeck Real Estate - Oak Park, CA
Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes

Alright, I have to admit it- too much snow and cold for me- I will take the second place winner- Hawaii!!  Please don't take it personally- I moved from Boston for a reason!

Mar 13, 2009 11:29 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I wouldn't have guessed!  Well, congrats!  I've never been, but would love to visit some day.

Mar 13, 2009 12:34 PM
Suzanne Gallegos
Equity Real Estate - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor - Salt Lake City, Utah Homes

Hi Carol - You sun lover, you:) We have lots of sunshine year round!

Mar 13, 2009 12:39 PM
Suzanne Gallegos
Equity Real Estate - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor - Salt Lake City, Utah Homes

Hi Sharon - Come on over, anytime:)

Mar 13, 2009 12:40 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Suzanne...

Wow, I never would have guessed that Utah would be selected over those more obvious destinations! WOW is all that i can say.

Mar 13, 2009 01:51 PM
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Okay Suzanne, being we live in the top three states.  We need to trade homes when the snow is getting deep and you need some sun. Nice post.

Steve

Mar 13, 2009 03:52 PM
Suzanne Gallegos
Equity Real Estate - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor - Salt Lake City, Utah Homes

Hi Richard- You've obviously never been here;)

Mar 13, 2009 05:12 PM
Suzanne Gallegos
Equity Real Estate - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor - Salt Lake City, Utah Homes

Hi Steve - That is a fabulous idea!

Mar 13, 2009 05:13 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Suzanne, Well isn't that great! I bet it made you even happier to see Utah was No. 1  !! Who knew!!??   LOL!!  Congratulations!

Mar 14, 2009 01:44 PM