INTERACTIVE: Well-Being of the US

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/08 2014 11:59AM

Updated 04/08 2014 12:20PM

A new report ranked the well-being of states and communities across the country. 

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranked states and communities on 6 metrics; life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and basic access. States and communities were ranked on each metric and overall. 



Click on a state on the map below to see its overall ranking and ranking among the above metrics. States highlighted in blue had the best overall well-being. States highlighted in red had the worst overall well-being. 



Best Overall Well-Being:
  1. North Dakota
  2. South Dakota
  3. Nebraska 
  4. Minnesota
  5. Montana
  6. Vermont
  7. Colorado
  8. Hawaii
  9. Washington
  10. Iowa      
Worst Overall Well-Being: 
  1. West Virginia 
  2. Kentucky
  3. Mississippi
  4. Alabama
  5. Ohio
  6. Arkansas
  7. Tennessee
  8. Missouri
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Louisiana 
Read the full report here.

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