Minnesota among most chill states, study says

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Take it from this Lowertown hipster -- Minnesota is pretty chill, man.
According to a new study put together by Movoto Real Estate, you're not going to find too many states in the lower 48 more chill than Minnesota, but one of them is our legendarily sexy neighbor to the northwest.

The study looks at census data pertaining to commute times, unemployment rates, hours worked, population density, percentage of income spent on housing, and percentage of population without health insurance to determine which states are the most stressed out, and on the other hand, which states are most conducive to a relatively worry-free lifestyle.

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Here's a handy dandy map summarizing Movoto's findings:

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Movoto

Here's a more detailed breakdown of the top 10 most stressed states, with a lower "Big Deal Score" meaning more stress:

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Movoto

And here's the same breakdown for the chill end of the spectrum:

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Movoto

In sum, Minnesota might not be the most chill state, but we do take the title for Most Chill State You'd Actually Want to Live In. *cue rimshot*

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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23 comments
Chris Porto
Chris Porto

I think they meant "chilly" states. It was a typo.

Carrie Graf
Carrie Graf

Every state I've lived in brags about how great they are, not just Minnesota.

Mel UgoFurst
Mel UgoFurst

I wonder why Georgia was number 2 for stressed out. Was just there, south of Atlanta, and it was so laid back, everyone's permanent speed is SLOW

Daniel Leutgeb
Daniel Leutgeb

Enough is enough, get over yourselves Minnesotans

Daniel Leutgeb
Daniel Leutgeb

I couldn't agree more, I'm sooo tired of it and it makes us look really vain

John Steitz
John Steitz

Why is it that we as Minnesotan's feel this need to parade every random poll and "best of" that are mentioned in? Is it an inferiority complex? A need for self validation? I mean, I know we are awesome, but this is getting out of hand. You're giving up the honey hole, man.

Tasha Rose
Tasha Rose

Jillian Bridges I lived in CO for two years. Talk about high strung. The lack of oxygen that high up impairs one's ability to remain calm. Minnesotans may be a tad Lutheran Stuffy, but they're chill about it.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Those that are annoyed and or pissed, please take the put upon douche in the pic.

Selena Cripps
Selena Cripps

Id agree, we moved from Michigan to here and people are way more laid back here

Paul Frank
Paul Frank

FINALLY someone is doing studies on this

Jillian Bridges
Jillian Bridges

Minnesota is one of the rudest places I've ever lived. Moving back to Colorado in August where people are real at 5,280ft

Daniel Dp Conley
Daniel Dp Conley

Hahaha city pages where you get these "studies"? Every week I see some post about how cool mpls is, which dont get me wrong I love my hometown, but come on! The funniest one I saw was how mpls was cooler than NYC!! That shit made me laugh.

Danielle Daul Richter
Danielle Daul Richter

I don't think so. I find MN to be really, really stuffy! I lived in much cooler states.

Jeanne Griffin
Jeanne Griffin

NY should be a deeper, darker red, in my opinion. The worst kind of stress comes out of living here. I hate it.

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