The 10 Most Stressed-Out States in America

you want to live a less stressful life, keep these three things in mind: location, location, location.

At least that's what WalletHub's analysis of the "Most and Least Stressed States in the U.S." can tell you. Analysts examined all 50 states and the District of Columbia., looking at 33 stress factors like average hours worked each week and how much sleep adults reported getting.

While U.S. stress levels have been trending downward for some time, recent evidence shows stress levels are on the rise once again, according to the WalletHub report.

Specifically, on a 10-point scale from "little or no stress" to "a great deal of stress," Americans' overall stress level rose from 4.8 to 5.1 between August 2016 and January 2017, according to a study from the American Psychological Association.

Other findings in WalletHub's study included states with the lowest credit scores, (Mississippi), and states with the least affordable housing, (Hawaii, the District of Columbia, California, New York and Massachusetts, in that order).

The analysis also looked at divorce rates, which were the lowest in Hawaii, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota and Utah.

Data for the analysis came from places like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Here's a look at the top 10 most stressed-out states:


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