If a long winter is the worst thing we have going for us, then it looks like we've got it pretty good!

Zippia.com looked at six different criteria to find the most- and least-stressed states in the country. Studying data from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey for 2018, they looked at (1) long commute times, (2) unemployment, (3) hours worked, (4) population density, (5) home price to income ratio and (6) percent uninsured population.

According to Zippia's findings, the top 10 most stressed states are:

  1. Florida
  2. New Jersey
  3. Texas
  4. California
  5. Maryland
  6. Georgia
  7. Delaware
  8. Virginia
  9. Illinois
  10. Mississippi

Interestingly, all of those states but Illinois are on a coast; maybe a day at the beach isn't all it's cracked up to be! Zippia's findings also suggest that Midwest really is best! Minnesota ranked 3rd least stressed state in the U.S. (#48), with our neighbors on all sides -- Iowa (#50), North Dakota (#49), Wisconsin (#44) and South Dakota (#43) -- also making the list of least stressed.

Zippia.com

Here's the full ranking of most- to least-stressed states in the country according to Zippia.com:

RankStateCommute TimeUnemployment (%)Hour WorksUninsured (%)
1Florida2733813
2New Jersey313387
3Texas2634017
4California293387
5Maryland323386
6Georgia2833913
7Delaware253385
8Virginia282398
8Illinois293387
10Mississippi2443912
11New York333385
12Tennessee2533910
13North Carolina2433910
14Alaska1844112
15Louisiana253398
16South Carolina2433910
17Connecticut263385
18Nevada2433811
18Arizona2533810
18Massachusetts293382
21Rhode Island243384
22Washington272386
23Pennsylvania263385
24Alabama2433910
25Colorado252397
26Hawaii272384
27Oklahoma2123914
28New Hampshire272385
29West Virginia253396
30Indiana232398
31New Mexico223389
32Missouri232389
33Ohio233386
34Oregon233377
35Wyoming1724010
36Michigan243385
37Kentucky233385
38Kansas192398
39Arkansas212398
40Idaho2023811
41Maine242388
42Nebraska182398
43South Dakota172399
44Wisconsin222385
45Vermont222374
46Montana182388
47Utah212379
48Minnesota232384
49North Dakota171407
50Iowa192384
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