Arizona's One of the Most Stressed-Out States, by One Measure

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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.

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Gary L Knowthyself Jones
Gary L Knowthyself Jones

Go back to your homeland MESS-O-POT-AMIA and continue to self medicate. I've got better things to do than petty bicker with self important fools like you. BUH-BYE

Jeff Guymon
Jeff Guymon

If it weren't for Soldiers and other serviceman you would have your precious little quality if life here in America and smoking your expensive ass plant! You're a fucking homo!

Jeff Guymon
Jeff Guymon

If you can't understand my text than you're even dumber than I thought! Lol

Jeff Guymon
Jeff Guymon

Most if you are a bunch if whining pussies! You think it's hot in Arizona where you get to go from your car to an air conditioned building in 5.7 seconds. Try living outdoors in Iraq for a year or more at a time, going on mounted and dismounted missions with 75 lbs of battle rattle. Most military vehicle have no air conditioning, and we have strict regulations against stripping out of our battle rattle anytime we are outside the wire. Also, try having to conduct inventory layouts of all your platoon equipment, but first you and your crew half dig it all out of a hot ass metal container called a CONNEX, which is about 50 degrees hotter than the air outside. Stop your fucking whining and drive the fuck on!

Jeff Guymon
Jeff Guymon

Yep it's all propaganda Sindi! I agree.

Jesica Lynn
Jesica Lynn

Shutup Jeff you don't fucking know two shits about me i don't wish to debate in your right vs left wing useless argument

Jesica Lynn
Jesica Lynn

Did you miss the pary where i said i can't wait to leave?! Read a little slower idiot.

Jeff Guymon
Jeff Guymon

Leave it up to a liberal to scapegoat everyone else and not take responsibility for their own happiness. Jesica, why result to name calling? Do you have no other way to validate a debate?

Jesica Lynn
Jesica Lynn

Shutup you judgmental cow. Not everybody likes everything or every place.

Sindi Stack
Sindi Stack

Sure it is. Then just try to get a job in law. GOOD LUCK. My friend graduated and moved to Phx but couldn't even volunteer her services. Ended up going back to school for a medical degree. I would suggest that you change your major quickly before you waste thousands of dollars and not being able to work in your profession.

Johnny Kochan
Johnny Kochan

Wtf I agree with all this but az should be 50 I've been everywhere and that's the best place ive been Illinois u should put at one espically with this generation buddy

Gary L Knowthyself Jones
Gary L Knowthyself Jones

The only reason that the VA scandal was of any concern to Arizona's radical reich-wing extremist state government, besides the whistle blower, is because it involved veterans. And for that reason and that reason only even the most fanatical " let the poor die " Ayand Rand loving Arizona Republican had to feign concern. But when it comes to the state of Arizona's AHCCCS Medicaid program it's another story. From the governor's office on down Arizona's Republican legislature not only promotes but encourages doctors to deliberately misdiagnose and withhold diagnosis of serious illnesses from the poor or anyone whom they consider to be a financial liability. All in the name of cost containment. But how many stories have you seen in the news or on the internet about that ? Hypocrites !

Gary L Knowthyself Jones
Gary L Knowthyself Jones

The radical reich-wing extremist fat old grey faced racist homophobic Christo-fascists white men that are afraid of change that run the state of Arizona are merely shills and fronts for the extremist Tea Party terrorists and ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Those fine psychopathic sociopaths that brought us all such all American fomenters of mass shootings and unjustified homicide laws as open carry and stand your ground. And we are blessed here in Arizona with a legislature that boasts of the tax evading freeloading treasonous exploits of the likes of Cliven Bundy while still trying to prove president Obama's birth certificate is a forgery six years after he's been in office. And let's not forget the nicknames that they have granted us all as Arizonans, like " Ignorant Arizona," and " Racist Wasteland." Yes indeed It's great to wake up in the morning knowing that the state you live in is in such competent and trustworthy hands. SARCASM

Jeff Guymon
Jeff Guymon

Hahahaha too funny!!! All you pit heads and how you defend your precious little plant.

Gary L Knowthyself Jones
Gary L Knowthyself Jones

I live in Arizona and I can tell you from experience that the state is a radical reich-wing extremist experiment in social engineering gone horribly wrong.

Charelle Johnson
Charelle Johnson

I think Williston ND is pretty stressed out right now. Right now we have Renue Properties out of Arizona buying the trailer courts and raising the rents so high that the elderly, disabled and families are literally having to abandon their homes that they own and becoming homeless.

Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson

Stress is all in your head! I love Arizona!

Morris C. Lewis
Morris C. Lewis

just live north phoenix because south phoenix around baseline is the hood!

Jeff Guymon
Jeff Guymon

Man I thought for sure that legal pot would have relaxed Washington State and Colorado (sarcasm) hahahaha! What a crock of shit that whole medicinal marijuana thing is lol.

Rosie Aguilar
Rosie Aguilar

see Sisko, you're not the only one stressed!

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