My personal motto is 'that boring is underrated' and with that frame of mind, I am glad to see Maine on a list from areavibes.com called 'These Are The 10 Most Boring States In America.'

The website used these metrics to formulate their list.

  • percentage of population over 65 years old
  • percentage of household with kids
  • percentage of married households
  • population density

Here's the 10 Most Boring States in America:

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

According to their list, the five most exciting states are New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland and Florida.

Here's what they had to say about the Pine Tree State.
Population: 1.3 million
Households over 65: 17%
Married households: 51%
Density: 13th lowest

'We round out the list of the most boring states in America with Maine, a really pretty place for 12 months a year.

Florida is the only 'older' state in the country. Funny thing is, you either stay in Maine and brave the cold each winter, or you move somewhere warmer like Florida. But when 1 in 6 people in your state qualifies for handicapped parking, and more than half are married, it simply has to be really quiet after 8 p.m. in every nook and cranny outside of the Portland metro area.'