Top 10 Most Stressed Out States
Guess which state tops the list as the most stressed state in the country, according to a new report from the real estate blog Movoto?
Using data from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey, the report ranked 48 U.S. states based on six stress-causing criteria: percentage of population with a long commute (over 20 minutes), unemployment, hours worked, population density, percentage of income spent on housing and percentage of population without health insurance.
The higher the number in each category, the more stressed the residents are.
Check out the nation’s top 10 below and see what helped put them there.
There’s lots of space to move around – Arizona ranks #32 in population density.
9. North Carolina
Housing costs are below average (woo hoo!).
Maryland is #1 for commutes longer than 20 minutes – a whopping 70% of residents.
7. New York
This won’t surprise you, but New York scores highly in long commutes, population density and income spent on housing.
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Chicago is known for brutal winters, and brutal commutes are now on the list. More than 61% of IL residents have a commute longer than 20 minutes.