Iowa Among The Least “Slowed-Down” States During Pandemic
I live in Iowa and it feels like life has slowed down for me. On the other hand, productivity seems pretty high in my circle; at least where production is allowed. So which is it?
According to a new study from WalletHub, people in Iowa aren't letting the coronavirus pandemic slow down their daily lives too much as of yet. The Hawkeye State is the 5th "Least Slowed-Down" state in this study.
The report broke things down by various factors, including "Grocery & Pharmacy Mobility Changes" (a category where Iowa is the least slowed down in America), "Retail & Recreational Mobility Changes" (23rd), "Workplace Mobility Changes" (48th) "Residential Mobility Changes" (30th), "Parks Mobility Changes" (40th) and "Transit Stations Mobility Changes" ( 45th).
A lower ranking means less change to the frequency of visiting places in those categories, putting Iowa at #46 overall. Note that with a couple of exceptions, some of these categories represent more "essential" places than others.
How did our Midwest neighbors do?
- #22: Illinois
- #24: South Dakota
- #25: North Dakota
- #28: Minnesota
- #34: Wisconsin
- #35: Missouri
- #49: Kansas
- #50: Nebraska
If you are wondering where the most slowed-down states are, you won't be surprised. The 5 most slowed-down states are Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Nevada. They are all places with higher populations, near the hotspots on the east coast with more COVID-19 cases and who are more affected economically by shutdowns or lack of travel.