Minnesota Just Got Top Honors Again – The Least Stressful State to Live in the U.S.
If you're feeling stressed out living in Minnesota then you may want to take a closer look at your life, cause living anywhere else in the U.S. has been proven to be worse for you.
Sure, we have really, REALLY high taxes compared to many other states. We also have winters that are brutal too. Road construction, that's enough to drive anybody crazy when we're trying to get away for the weekend. Aside from all those stressors in Minnesota, it just gets worse anywhere else in the country.
The folks at Wallethub just released their annual report of the most, and least, stressful states in the United States. Minnesota can in dead last for the most stressful. In this case that's the same as being #1 for the least stressful state in the nation!
Here's the infographic to see exactly where each state ranks:
If you're wondering how they came to this conclusion, it's based on the findings below. Keep in mind that the higher the number, the better. You can see the full report for each state here.
- 41st – Avg. Hours Worked per Week
- 49th – Share of Adults Getting Adequate Sleep
- 49th – % of Adults in Fair/Poor Health
- 25th – Job Security
- 50th – Median Credit Score
- 42nd – Housing Affordability
- 45th – % of Population Living Below Poverty Line
- 48th – Divorce Rate
- 35th – Crime Rate per Capita
- 48th – Psychologists per Capita
Considering our worst is 1/2 best in only one of the categories (Job Security), there is obviously no better place to live in the U.S. right now. We keep getting top honors in almost every category of every survey comparing other states.
Next time somebody tries to argue that Minnesota isn't their best choice to live in, just keep sending them these results. At some point they'll come to reality. It is what it is, and Minnesota proud if for a reason!