Arizonans might be some of the most stressed-out people in the United States.
That is, if working long hours or being unemployed, commuting a long way, not having health insurance, spending too much on housing, and living in a densely populated area are things that cause stress.
Those are the factors the real estate blog Movoto used to estimate which states might have the most stressed-out residents.
Based on the states that were measured as the most stressed-out, it looks like they picked some pretty good factors. Here are the most stressed-out states, by this measure:
- 10.) Arizona
- 9.) North Carolina
- 8.) Maryland
- 7.) New York
- 6.) Illinois
- 5.) Nevada
- 4.) California
- 3.) New Jersey
- 2.) Georgia
- 1.) Florida
(If you've ever lived in Florida for a purpose other than retirement, you'll understand.)
Arizona's in the top 20 nationally for unemployment, percentage of income used for housing, percent of people without health insurance, and percent of people with a commute longer than 20 minutes.
The data used was from the Census Bureau.
Got a tip? Send it to: Matthew Hendley.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.