New Hampshire Is the Least Stressed State in New England

The Granite State abides.

Photo by Samuel Tristán on Flickr/Creative Commons

Photo by Samuel Tristán on Flickr/Creative Commons

Chalk it up to “these beautiful lakes and trees” Donald Trump always gushed about whenever he visited the Granite State on the campaign trail.

New Hampshire was ranked the least stressed state in New England, according to a new report by personal finance social network WalletHub. The Granite State was the seventh-least stressed nationwide, narrowly edging out its westerly neighbor, Vermont.

To compile its ranking, WalletHub compared all 50 states using 33 metrics across four categories: work-related stress (average hours worked per week, average commute time, unemployment rate), money-related stress (median income, bankruptcy rate, housing affordability), family-related stress (divorce rate, cost of childcare, parental leave policy), and health and safety-related stress (mental health, suicide rate, percentage of those insured).

At 26th, Rhode Island is the most stressed state in New England, followed by Maine (27th), Massachusetts (37th), and Connecticut (39th).

You can check out the full rankings here.