On a scale ranging from "relaxed" to "friggin stressed," Florida tops out the lower 48 states for being "most stressed."
Movoto measured stress using a set fo 6 criteria.
1) % of population with a long commute (over 20 minutes)
3) Hours Worked
4) Population Density
5) % of income spent on housing
6) % of population without health insurance
Here's what they found:
A high percentage of unemployment and no health insurance prove to be a bad combination.
Georgian's work the most hours on average of any state's residents (that made Movoto's top 10) and also have a high unemployment rate.
#3. New Jersey
NJ has the most people per square mile and extremely expensive property tax.
Californians spend more of their income on house (26 percent) than any other state besides New Jersey.
NV is home to the second highest unemployment rate in the country of 11.8 percent and over 20 percent of its population does not have insurance.
As suspected, people in IL are stressed from their stupid long commute time. Have you tried driving in Chicago at rush hour? Or, for that matter, ANY hour?!
#7: New York
Surprise, surprise. NY is stressed for their population density, income spent on housing and crazy long commute times.
Almost 70 percent of people living in Maryland spend more than 20 minutes getting to work.
#9: North Carolina
Movoto found that NC scored high on the number of people per square mile, but housing costs are below average and that people seem to work a lot, but commutes aren't the worst.
Essentially, they say, Arizona is a slightly less stressed version of North Carolina, but the commutes are worse.