Wyoming March 22, 2018
by Lisa Jensen Wyoming Was Just Named One Of The Happiest States In The Country And We Couldn’t Agree More
Anyone from Wyoming can tell you how awesome it is to live here – most of the time, you don’t even have to ask. We may have to deal with deep snow, short summers, and long drives to get anywhere, but the stunning landscape, friendly neighbors, and plentiful wide open spaces more than balance it out. We wouldn’t stay if we didn’t love it.
You don’t have to take our word for it, though. After analyzing the statistics, Wyoming was named one of the
happiest states in the country. Read on to see a few reasons why…
One thing that contributes to happiness is enjoying what you do every day. As an agricultural state, ranches account for a large portion of the income in Wyoming, and ranchers and cowboys love what they do.
76 percent of Wyomingites of all vocations say they like what they do for a living.
Contrary to popular belief, however, not everyone in Wyoming is a rancher or a cowboy. Yet, there's still a lot of happiness and satisfaction being produced on the job.
Tourism is huge in the Cowboy State. Therefore, many of the jobs are linked to retail and the hospitality and food industries. That has paved the way for a lot of locally-owned hometown businesses, and you gotta know that making a success out of what you love to do creates a whole lot of happy.
People are friendly in Wyoming, and social relationships are strong. Just under 80 percent of the residents here say they have friends and family they are close to and can count on.
Our strong social relationships score is the second highest in the nation.
The crime rate is fairly low in the Cowboy State. It's the 11th lowest in the nation, and nearly 85 percent of Wyomingites say they consistently feel safe and secure.
Wyoming's score representing how safe residents feel is the third highest in the country.
The poverty rate is low in Wyoming, too. At just 11.3 percent, we're the 14th lowest in America.
There's a lot of community pride here, as well. In fact, with 70.9 percent saying that they're proud of where they live, that puts Wyoming in the top five states with the most pride in their communities.
At the bottom of it all, when you look around and see breathtaking scenery like this, how can you not be happy?
What part of living in Wyoming do you love?
Of course, living happily ever after in the Cowboy State is easier if you follow the
Unwritten Rules Every Wyomingite Lives By ‘Til Death.
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