The Most (And Least) Stressed U.S. States

It’s no secret that folks everywhere are dealing with a lot of stress in their lives. Whether it’s money, family, health or something else, most people are affected by something. But it turns out, where you live may play a role in how stressed out you truly are. 

Well, WalletHub set out to determine which states residents' are the most stressed out, looking at all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 38 stress indicators. Such factors include average hours of work per week, personal bankruptcy rates, share of adults getting adequate sleep and more.

Overall, the report finds that folks in Louisiana are the most stressed, ranking at number three for money-related and health-related stress, and at four for work-related stress. While Mississippi came in fourth overall, they were tops when it came to money-related stress, while West Virginia has the most health and safety-related stress, Nevada has the highest family-related stress and Alaska has the highest work-relate stress.

Top Ten Most Stressed States

  1. Louisiana
  2. New Mexico
  3. West Virginia
  4. Mississippi
  5. Nevada
  6. Arkansas
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Alabama
  9. Kentucky
  10. Tennessee

On the other end of the spectrum, folks in Minnesota are the least stressed, coming in dead last for money-related and health and safety-related stress, and pretty low for family and work-related stress as well. 

Ten Least Stressed States

  1. Minnesota
  2. North Dakota
  3. Utah
  4. Iowa
  5. South Dakota
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Colorado
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Hawaii
  10. Nebraska

Click here to find out where your state falls on the list.

Source: WalletHub

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