Is Maine a Happy State to Live in? Apparently Not
I guess I’m just biased as hell because when I think of Maine, I just think of genuine contentment. We’re known as “Vacationland” for a reason! This is the land of vacation vibes, baby.
Our diverse landscapes, culinary masterpieces, fairly friendly attitudes, and quaint, charming little towns make for some happy places, in my opinion.
2022 Happiest States in America
“Happiness” was determined by environmental factors linked to overall well-being and satisfaction through 30 key indicators with data sets ranging from the depression rate, how productive people feel, income growth, employment rate, you get it.
Maine made it on the list at No. 24 and I am not impressed.
Just the natural beauty of our state alone should make people happy but of course, it’s way more complex than that. You can check out the whole methodology used here.
So, who did make the top 10 list? These guys:
- New Jersey
Now, I’m not here to judge but Maryland? Idaho? NEBRASKA???
Our neighbors did make it higher on the list than us with Massachusetts making it in at No. 14 and New Hampshire right behind at No. 15.
Where Maine did rank high was in safety, which is certainly not a surprise. We came in hot at No. 2 for safety. That’s a good one, at least! I like feeling safe.
We may not have ranked too well on the list of happy states but I sure am happy to live here. I even left the state twice and made my way back.
Are you happy to live in Maine?
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