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Most and least stressed states in America

  • Most and least stressed states in America
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    Most and least stressed states in America

    According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can affect your body, mind, and behavior. Left unchecked, stress can reduce productivity, cause insomnia, lower your sex drive, increase fatigue, contribute to drug, alcohol or tobacco use, and even lead to obesity, diabetes, high blood, pressure, or heart disease.

    In short, stress is a killer—and where you live can have a lot to do with how much stress you endure. Using data from Wallethub, Stacker ranked all 50 states and Washington D.C., from the least-stressed to the most. The rankings are based on four broad dimensions: work-related stress, money-related stress, family-related stress, and health-related stress. Using 38 weighted metrics, each dimension was given a score out of 100, with 100 being the highest stress level. A weighted average across all metrics was used to calculate a state’s overall score. States were then ranked from least to most stressed.

    Feel free to learn more about the full methodology with all the metrics, or just read on to find out where your state ranks. Either way, take a load off, indulge in some “you time” and find a way to decompress—your health and well-being will thank you.

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  • #51. Minnesota
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    #51. Minnesota

    Total Score: 25.68

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 42

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:51

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 49

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 51

  • #50. North Dakota
    3/ Tim Kiser // Wikicommons

    #50. North Dakota

    Total Score: 26.85

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 38

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:50

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 51

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 47

  • #49. Utah
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    #49. Utah

    Total Score: 29.77

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 51

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:37

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 50

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 41

  • #48. Iowa
    5/ JoshWest.com // Wikicommons

    #48. Iowa

    Total Score: 30.89

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 36

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:46

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 47

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 49

  • #47. South Dakota
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    #47. South Dakota

    Total Score: 31.98

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 39

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:45

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 41

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 48

  • #46. Wisconsin
    7/ Towpilot // Wikicommons

    #46. Wisconsin

    Total Score: 33.66

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 43

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:44

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 43

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 36

  • #45. Colorado
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    #45. Colorado

    Total Score: 34.17

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 48

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:34

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 34

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 43

  • #44. Massachusetts
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    #44. Massachusetts

    Total Score: 34.62

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 47

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:42

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 31

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 44

  • #43. Hawaii
    10/ Edmund Garman // Flickr

    #43. Hawaii

    Total Score: 34.74

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 44

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:26

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 44

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 45

  • #42. Nebraska
    11/ Raymond Bucko, SJ // Wikicommons

    #42. Nebraska

    Total Score: 35.60

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 30

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:41

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 40

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 39

  • #41. New Hampshire
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    #41. New Hampshire

    Total Score: 35.82

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 33

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:47

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 33

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 31

  • #40. Kansas
    13/ Kansas Statehouse // Wikimedia Commons

    #40. Kansas

    Total Score: 36.50

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 19

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:38

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 45

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 37

  • #39. Montana
    14/ Ron Reiring // Wikicommons

    #39. Montana

    Total Score: 36.66

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 40

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:32

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 42

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 30

  • #38. Connecticut
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    #38. Connecticut

    Total Score: 37.93

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 14

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:36

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 38

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 40

  • #37. Maryland
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    #37. Maryland

    Total Score: 38.02

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 18

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:39

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 22

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 46

  • #36. Vermont
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    #36. Vermont

    Total Score: 38.63

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 22

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:10

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 48

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 42

  • #35. Maine
    18/ Terry Ross // Wikicommons

    #35. Maine

    Total Score: 38.71

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 46

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:25

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 39

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 17

  • #34. Idaho
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    #34. Idaho

    Total Score: 38.83

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 49

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:12

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 36

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 28

  • #33. Virginia
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    #33. Virginia

    Total Score: 39.29

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 16

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:40

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 30

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 35

  • #32. Washington
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    #32. Washington

    Total Score: 39.57

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 34

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:33

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 25

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 25

  • #31. New Jersey
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    #31. New Jersey

    Total Score: 40.68

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 6

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:43

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 35

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 26

  • #30. Wyoming
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    #30. Wyoming

    Total Score: 40.75

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 2

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:48

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 46

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 27

  • #29. Oregon
    24/ Oregon Convention Center // Flickr

    #29. Oregon

    Total Score: 41.33

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 50

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:9

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 23

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 22

  • #28. Illinois
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    #28. Illinois

    Total Score: 42.24

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 11

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:27

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 28

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 38

  • #27. Pennsylvania
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    #27. Pennsylvania

    Total Score: 42.35

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 13

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:31

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 27

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 24

  • #26. New York
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    #26. New York

    Total Score: 42.54

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 15

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:23

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 21

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 34

  • #25. California
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    #25. California

    Total Score: 42.62

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 21

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:14

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 29

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 33

  • #24. Rhode Island
    29/ Will Hart // Wikicommons

    #24. Rhode Island

    Total Score: 42.76

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 45

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:13

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 10

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 29

  • #23. Missouri
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    #23. Missouri

    Total Score: 43.15

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 35

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:20

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 32

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 12

  • #22. Delaware
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    #22. Delaware

    Total Score: 43.37

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 7

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:29

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 20

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 32

  • #21. Michigan
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    #21. Michigan

    Total Score: 43.76

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 32

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:30

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 19

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 11

  • #20. North Carolina
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    #20. North Carolina

    Total Score: 44.08

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 27

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:21

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 14

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 21

  • #19. Ohio
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    #19. Ohio

    Total Score: 44.10

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 23

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:24

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 17

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 18

  • #18. Texas
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    #18. Texas

    Total Score: 44.46

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 12

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:35

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 7

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 23

  • #17. Indiana
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    #17. Indiana

    Total Score: 45.22

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 31

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:17

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 9

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 16

  • #16. Florida
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    #16. Florida

    Total Score: 45.34

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 37

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:22

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 6

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 20

  • #15. South Carolina
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    #15. South Carolina

    Total Score: 46.16

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 28

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:16

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 16

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 10

  • #14. Alaska
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    #14. Alaska

    Total Score: 46.58

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 1

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:49

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 37

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 15

  • #13. District of Columbia
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    #13. District of Columbia

    Total Score: 46.64

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 3

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:28

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 4

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 50

  • #12. Georgia
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    #12. Georgia

    Total Score: 46.67

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 24

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:11

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 12

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 14

  • #11. Arizona
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    #11. Arizona

    Total Score: 48.22

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 17

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:18

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 3

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 19

  • #10. Tennessee
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    #10. Tennessee

    Total Score: 48.37

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 41

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:7

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 13

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 9

  • #9. Kentucky
    44/ Chris Watson // Wikicommons

    #9. Kentucky

    Total Score: 49.07

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 26

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:8

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 18

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 4

  • #8. Alabama
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    #8. Alabama

    Total Score: 50.26

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 20

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:6

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 26

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 6

  • #7. Oklahoma
    46/ Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau // Wikicommons

    #7. Oklahoma

    Total Score: 51.10

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 9

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:15

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 11

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 5

  • #6. Arkansas
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    #6. Arkansas

    Total Score: 52.16

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 25

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:4

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 24

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 2

  • #5. Nevada
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    #5. Nevada

    Total Score: 52.69

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 29

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:19

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 1

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 8

  • #4. Mississippi
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    #4. Mississippi

    Total Score: 56.44

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 10

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:1

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 5

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 7

  • #3. West Virginia
    50/ Mobilus In Mobili // Flickr

    #3. West Virginia

    Total Score: 57.06

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 8

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:2

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 15

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 1

  • #2. New Mexico
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    #2. New Mexico

    Total Score: 57.22

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 5

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:5

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 2

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 13

  • #1. Louisiana
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    #1. Louisiana

    Total Score: 57.26

    ‘Work-Related Stress’ Rank: 4

    ‘Money-Related Stress’ Rank:3

    ‘Family-Related Stress’ Rank: 8

    ‘Health- & Safety-Related Stress’ Rank: 3

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