What Are the 10 Most Stressed Out States?

Florida ranked number one, but Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, California and Maryland cracked the top 10.

movoto stressed out map
movoto stressed out map
Are you stressed?

If you live in Florida or Georgia you probably are. The two states ranked number one and two respectively on Movoto's list of most stressed out states in the country.

The survey, which is based on data from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey for 2008-2012, considered unemployment rates, length of commutes, weekly work hours, population density, percentage of income spent on housing and percentage of the population without health insurance.

Movoto blogger Chris Kolmar ranked Florida high because of its high unemployment rate 11.3 percent and the large percentage of residents without insurance, 25 percent. The state also has the seventh worst average commute in the country and the eighth most dense population.

Georgia received worst-10 rankings in work hours, no insurance, length of commute and unemployment (although the 10.7 percent jobless rate Movoto used was nearly 4 points worse than the current rate of 7 percent).

The remaining top ten most stressed states in order were: New Jersey, California, Nevada, Illinois, New York, Maryland, North Carolina and Arizona.

Click here for more on why these states are stressed out.
Sebastian Dangerfield June 12, 2014 at 01:02 AM
PARTY TIME Bro !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed into a law legislation allowing illegal immigrants living in Florida to qualify for in-state tuition rates Monday. “Signing this historic legislation today will keep tuition low, and allow all students who grew up in Florida to have the same access to affordable higher education. With this legislation, higher education became more affordable and more accessible to all Floridians,” Scott said in a statement.
Beege Marshall June 13, 2014 at 02:38 AM
Which is why legal citizens are fed up with paying taxes to pay for services for illegals Yes, our ancestors came here the legal way and earned all of their quality of life.
Sharon H June 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Shoot, I knew we never should have left South Dakota. Coming back to NJ was a real culture shock and not a good one. What's with Florida--heat, humidity and bugs, bugs and bugs. Never could understand the attraction. This article doesn't mention it, but the most healthy people as far as cardio-respiratory fitness live along the upper tier including lower Canada as well. NJ has become hopelessly toxic.
spike June 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM
What do those "red" states all have in common?
Chris Daley June 16, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Anywhere east of the Great Plains and the Missouri is mean and belligerent. The tailgating and pushing in traffic chronic disease. Born here doesn't qualify kindness & loyalty; it's an impudent, impetuous madhouse; every local commute is marked by speeding, unhinged aggression, failure to yield; the police are useless in enforcing the traffic laws, and fail to catch the scofflaws, fail to take my complaints seriously. The culture sucks. The attitude needs a refresher course in courtesy and civility. What about your kids, family safety? Your neighborhood? Just returned from 8,180 miles in seven weeks of the open spaces where cowboys still herd cattle and our national parks/ forests and BLM lands still offer solace under clear skies, dry air. You people here know nothing of elk, sagebrush, tall trees and mountains/ red rock deserts where a man can breathe freedom from perverted anger, and stupidity on a mass scale. Away from Denver or Salt Lake you can roam country where you can find solitude, quiet or friendly small towns without the deadly mayhem. In eleven days I count 4 days of sunshine since my return. I come back due to my Mom's heart issues, or I'd never return at all, life's too short for your petty pushing and mean, selfish attitudes.


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