Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg

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Minnesota is the least miserable state, and Bloomberg has the numbers to back it up.

According to Bloomberg's new analysis of the most and least miserable states, your average Minnesotan is doing better than the typical resident of any other state.

Bloomberg determined its misery rankings using 13 data points, including poverty, air pollution, the number of people without health insurance, income inequality, and underemployment, among others. Each variable was scored from 0 to 100.

Strangely, the study's results were presented in a video, not an actual online story. We'll fill you in on more of the details once they become available, but for now you'll have to be content with the few tidbits of data Bloomberg provides in the TV clip.

As Bloomberg's host says, "Minnesota is the least miserable despite reaching 60-below come winter." Hey now, dress appropriately and 60-below is nothing to get miserable about!

Joking aside, the Land of 10,000 Lakes has a lower than average child poverty rate, more high school graduates than average, and a per-capita personal income of $43,000. Put it all together and Minnesota has "a misery score closer to zero" than any other state, the host tells us.

Here's the top five least-miserable states:

1. 'Sota
2. New Hampshire
3. NoDak
4. Vermont
5. Massachusetts

On the other end of the spectrum, the host says "the South is definitely the hardest hit." Mississippi, with a per-capita income of just $31,000, is the most miserable state. The next four most miserable, from two to five, are Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, and Arkansas.

Looking to brighten up your lives, southerners? Drive north. And if you somehow overshoot us, you could do a lot worse than ending up in Fargo, despite what the Coen brothers may have led you to believe.



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37 comments
joemama8082
joemama8082

Us Minneesotuns just keep everything inside.You have to when you live in a frozen tundra.We call it Minnesota nice

Shabbosgoy
Shabbosgoy

.@atrupar You noticed that Dayton's very public Lecture to Humphrey school is not being released? Audio but no video? Local media complicit.

Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson

And most of the roads were built when we had half the population we do now...Minneapolis is a great city, but it definitely has it's problems as well.

Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson

I lived in California for a little over 6 months and never ran into the problems we have here. Been to many states where traffic is smooth. Problem is we feel the need to run like 10 projects at once in the Cities.

Lynn Quijada
Lynn Quijada

You guys should all move and leave space for people who truly appreciate it. After 11 years on the west coast I still feel lucky to call mn my home....and if you want to talk traffic, Oy. Don't leave the Midwest.

Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson

They obviously don't live here. Traffic is like 75% of the reason I want out.

gyrfalcon
gyrfalcon

'Sota &  NoDak...

nice jornaliszm.

mykelbarber
mykelbarber

@MicheleBachmann is representing your State of Hate at the Values Voters Summit as this comment is being published.

mykelbarber
mykelbarber

Except for @MicheleBachmann's district where gay teen suicide is at epidemic proportions according to the Center's for Disease Control.

MILLAISDIRECT
MILLAISDIRECT

@VisitLakeStreet talk to me when all minorities are included.Bloom.looks at numbers we all know numbers lie,stats never tell a whole story

etezapsidis
etezapsidis

. @somniareaude @citypages lol, that's like@nymag saying NYC is better. The only difference being that's valid

PE_Feeds
PE_Feeds

@ProducerMatthew That explains a lot, especially since Minny just hosted the cat video festival...

Scott Mortensen
Scott Mortensen

Not for long if tea baggers get their way in applying their "cutting edge Mississippi solutions"

MariaThuSalas
MariaThuSalas

@hollharris So, we're kinda miserable just not the most miserable? Somewhat miserable? Depending-on-the-day miserable?

Lola House
Lola House

It's all that Minnesota nice goin around ;-)

ExSection211
ExSection211

@angelakay629 yay? I'm just not sure how to take that...

OutJake
OutJake

@NorthernMNer you have good cause to disagree with that :)

A1batross
A1batross

Until we amend our constitution to declare ourselves a state of bigoted douchecanoes. Then we'll become considerably more miserable.

atrupar
atrupar

@Shabbosgoy Why is lack of video concerning? I've heard about it but haven't followed closely.

hollharris
hollharris

@MariaThuSalas Not miserable, just marvelous.

Anne_Frasier
Anne_Frasier

@HeatherDearly yeah, maybe!! been thinking about it a lot lately.

Shabbosgoy
Shabbosgoy

.@atrupar Because it's a public function and it's being selectively withheld. U tried to claim private event but invited media. What?

atrupar
atrupar

@Shabbosgoy That's a fair point. I'll reach out to some folks, see what I can learn.

Shabbosgoy
Shabbosgoy

.@atrupar Both shld be released. Not up to them to say take this & not that. Public function. Both deserved. Visual has effect audio doesn't

atrupar
atrupar

@Shabbosgoy But if audio is available, then at least you know what he said, right? I haven't seen vid of Bills' Humph speech yesterday, FWIW

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