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South Dakota Is 2019’s 5th Least Stressed State – WalletHub Study

Apr 02, 2019 08:55AM ● By Alyssa McGinnis

Stress affects everyone. Although we cannot eliminate stress entirely from our lives, we can minimize it by choosing to live in the least toxic environments. American stress levels have been rising for many demographics since their low point in 2016. Common stressors include the future of America and money, along with health insurance costs. But not all demographics are affected in the same way. For example, millennials have the highest average stress levels.

But certain states have contributed more than others to elevating — or decreasing — stress levels in the U.S. WalletHub compared the 50 states across 40 key indicators of stress to determine the places to avoid and achieve a more relaxing life. Our data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep. Read on for our findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and our full methodology.

To determine the states with the highest stress levels, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 40 key metrics. The data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep.

Stress Levels in South Dakota (1=Most Stressed, 25=Avg.): 
  • 50th – Share of Adults Getting Adequate Sleep
  • 47th – % of Adults in Fair/Poor Health
  • 24th – Job Security
  • 46th – Median Credit Score
  • 43rd – Housing Affordability
  • 26th – % of Population Living Below Poverty Line
  • 44th – Divorce Rate
  • 28th – Crime Rate per Capita
  • 20th – Psychologists per Capita
For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-stressed-states/32218/