The 10 Most Boring States In America

It’s all about perspective

By Marilyn Nelson on November 7, 2018
(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

I’ve lived in a few different states, and one thing for sure California is definitely not one of the boring ones.

The Ladders used data from the Department of Labor Statistics to determine “the most boring states in America for 2018.” They took into account the age of the population (over 60-year-old), percentage of the population that is married, number of households with kids, and population density.

If you like things slower – think rocking chair on the front porch – then Idaho may not be boring, but may actually be perfect for you. It’s all about perspective. 

Here are the results of the Top 10 Most Boring States. 

  1. Idaho
  2. South Dakota
  3. Nebraska
  4. Wyoming
  5. Kansas
  6. Iowa
  7. Utah
  8. Montana
  9. Minnesota
  10. Maine

If you’re wondering where California is on the list, it landed in the Top 10 Least boring states:

  1. New York
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Louisiana
  5. Maryland
  6. Florida
  7. Illinois
  8. California
  9. Delaware
  10. Pennsylvania


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