New York is One of America’s Most Stressed Out States (But It’s NOT the First)
But when compared to other states, where does New York rank when it comes to overall stress? Here's a hint: we're pretty high on the list, but we're actually not the most stressed state in the U.S.
In a new ranking from Zippia, using data collected from the U.S. Census' American Community Survey for 2012 to 2016, New York ranks number five in the country on the stress meter.
Zippia used six criteria to come up with their list; long commute times, unemployment, hours worked, population density, home price to income ratio and the percentage of the population that is uninsured.
So basically, you'll have to excuse some of the residents of the Empire State for being short on patience.
However, while we're not at the very top when it comes to overall stress, Zippia does say New Yorkers have the longest average commute time in the nation, which should come as a surprise to no one. We spend a lot of hours in our vehicles every week.
So, if it's not New York, then who's the number one most stressed out state in America? All you have to do is just look to our neighbors to the west...New Jersey.
Here's the Top Five:
- New Jersey
- New York
And if the stress is getting to you, then where should you head to according to this list? Iowa. They're the least stressed state in the nation according to Zippia.