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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

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

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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

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Garrett // Flickr

#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

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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

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Samir Luther // Wikicommons

#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

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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

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Robert Kash // Wikicommons

#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

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Phillip Grondin // Flickr

#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

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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

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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

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User:Magicpiano // Wikicommons

#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

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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

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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

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K1wy // Wikicommons

#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

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BruceEmmerling // Pixabay

#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

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heipei // Flickr

#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

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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

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Lordchadwick79 // Wikicommons

#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

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steven faucette // Flickr

#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

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Andrew E. Larsen // Flickr

#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

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Jonathan Gross // Flickr

#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

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Michel Rathwell // Flickr

#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

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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

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Diego Delso // Wikicommons

#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

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Dominic Lacivita // Flickr

#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

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Sam valadi // Wikicommons

#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

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Adoramassey // Wikicommons

#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

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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

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Daniel Schwen // Wikicommons

#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

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Yassie // Wikicommons

#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

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geniuserp // Pixabay

#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

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James Willamor // Wikicommons

#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

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EEJCC // Wikicommons

#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

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debannja // Pixabay

#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

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sciondriver // Wikicommons

#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

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A volaaa // Wikicommons

#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

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Khanrak // Wikicommons

#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

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Didier Moïse // Wikicommons

#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

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12019 // Pixabay

#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

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tableatny // Flickr

#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

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

#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

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Derrick Brutel // Flickr

#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

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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

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12019 // Pixabay

#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

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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

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Broooooooce // Wikicommons

#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

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

#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

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Ken Lund // Flickr

#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

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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

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12019 // Pixabay

#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

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Pedro Szekely // Flickr

#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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