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Who’s Doing the Most Housework in America?

With spring around the corner, many Americans begin to compile a least of the spring-cleaning chores they intent to accomplish after a long winter. This time-honored tradition is loathed by many but is an essential part of keeping a home looking nice. Whether it is outdoor yardwork or indoor housework, many American dedicate significant time to keeping their homes looking nice.

According to a recent study, the average American spends 1.5 hours per day doing housework. Using the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CraftJack set out to determine where in American people are spending the most time on housework and how different demographics stack up. Whether you are doing a DIY project or mowing the lawn, most forms of housework are indeed hard work. And as the study shows, American’s are investing a sizeable part of their daily routine to housework.

In this study CraftJack set out to determine the states in American where people are spending the most amount of time on both indoor housework and outdoor yardwork. They wanted to see how different demographics were spending time on housework and chores. They compared homeowner’s vs renters and men vs women among others. Let’s take a look into the main takeaways from the study.

Which states are doing the most housework in America?

Using data from the 2018 American Time Use Survey, CraftJack was able analyze the time spent on housework by state in terms of hours per day. Listed below is the breakdown for all 50 states:
  1. Maine – 1.8 hours per day 
  2. Connecticut – 1.7 hours per day 
  3. Vermont – 1.7 hours per day 
  4. Nevada – 1.7 hours per day 
  5. Oklahoma – 1.7 hours per day 
  6. Iowa – 1.7 hours per day 
  7. Oregon – 1.7 hours per day 
  8. Arizona – 1.6 hours per day 
  9. Wyoming – 1.6 hours per day 
  10. North Dakota – 1.6 hours per day 
  11. Washington – 1.6 hours per day 
  12. Minnesota – 1.6 hours per day 
  13. Michigan – 1.6 hours per day 
  14. Pennsylvania – 1.6 hours per day 
  15. Nebraska – 1.6 hours per day 
  16. Idaho – 1.5 hours per day 
  17. Virginia – 1.5 hours per day 
  18. South Dakota -1.5 hours per day 
  19. California – 1.5 hours per day 
  20. Arizona – 1.5 hours per day 
  21. Colorado – 1.5 hours per day 
  22. Utah – 1.5 hours per day 
  23. Florida – 1.4 hours per day 
  24. Wisconsin – 1.4 hours per day 
  25. New Hampshire – 1.4 hours per day 
  26. Kentucky – 1.4 hours per day 
  27. New Jersey – 1.4 hours per day 
  28. New York – 1.4 hours per day 
  29. Indiana – 1.3 hours per day 
  30. Ohio – 1.3 hours per day 
  31. North Carolina – 1.3 hours per day 
  32. New Mexico – 1.3 hours per day 
  33. Delaware – 1.3 hours per day 
  34. Louisiana - 1.3 hours per day 
  35. West Virginia – 1.3 hours per day 
  36. Alabama – 1.3 hours per day 
  37. Tennessee – 1.3 hours per day 
  38. Kansas – 1.3 hours per day 
  39. Hawaii – 1.3 hours per day 
  40. Texas – 1.2 hours per day 
  41. Massachusetts – 1.2 hours per day 
  42. Mississippi – 1.2 hours per day 
  43. Illinois – 1.2 hours per day 
  44. South Carolina – 1.2 hours per day 
  45. Georgia – 1.2 hours per day 
  46. Maryland – 1.2 hours per day 
  47. Rhode Island – 1.2 hours per day 
  48. Montana – 1.2 hours per day 
  49. Alaska – 1.1 hours per day 
  50. Missouri – 1.1 hours per day
One interesting takeaway from the study is that homeowners on average spend more time on housework than people who rent. Homeowners spend on average 1.7 hours a day, where renters spend almost a half hour less per day at 1.2 hours. While men and women contribute significantly to housework, we found that men spend more time than women. This is true for both interior work (men spend 25% more time) and exterior work (men spend 115% more time than women), however the specific task of interior cleaning, they’re about even.

Which states are doing the most yardwork?

The second part of the analysis looks at which states spend the most time on average tending to their yards. Listed below is a full breakdown of all 50 states.
  1. Oregon 
  2. Mississippi 
  3. New Mexico 
  4. Nevada 
  5. Arizona 
  6. Oklahoma 
  7. Washington 
  8. Connecticut 
  9. Louisiana 
  10. Iowa 
  11. Wisconsin 
  12. Michigan 
  13. Colorado 
  14. Maine 
  15. North Carolina 
  16. Alabama 
  17. Nebraska 
  18. Hawaii 
  19. Utah 
  20. California 
  21. Texas 
  22. Wyoming 
  23. Indiana 
  24. Missouri 
  25. South Carolina 
  26. Virginia 
  27. Georgia 
  28. Wisconsin 
  29. Ohio 
  30. Florida 
  31. Kansas 
  32. Vermont 
  33. Massachusetts 
  34. Idaho 
  35. Arkansas 
  36. West Virginia 
  37. Illinois 
  38. Montana 
  39. North Dakota 
  40. New Hampshire 
  41. Tennessee 
  42. Kentucky 
  43. Delaware 
  44. Pennsylvania 
  45. Maryland 
  46. New jersey 
  47. New York 
  48. Rhode Island 
  49. South Dakota 
  50. Alaska
As you can see the breakdown of time spent on yardwork is quite varied by state. However, homeowner’s commitment to their yards and outdoor spaces is relatively independent of climate. Does this study resonate with how much time you are spending on both housework and yardwork?

The full analysis on home maintenance improvement statistics for both housework and yardwork can be seen in the graphic below from CraftJack.

Who’s Doing the Most Housework in America? #infographic


infographic by: craftjack.com

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Who’s Doing the Most Housework in America? #infographic

Who’s Doing the Most Housework in America?

With spring around the corner, many Americans begin to compile a least of the spring-cleaning chores they intent to accomplish after a long winter. This time-honored tradition is loathed by many but is an essential part of keeping a home looking nice. Whether it is outdoor yardwork or indoor housework, many American dedicate significant time to keeping their homes looking nice.

According to a recent study, the average American spends 1.5 hours per day doing housework. Using the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CraftJack set out to determine where in American people are spending the most time on housework and how different demographics stack up. Whether you are doing a DIY project or mowing the lawn, most forms of housework are indeed hard work. And as the study shows, American’s are investing a sizeable part of their daily routine to housework.

In this study CraftJack set out to determine the states in American where people are spending the most amount of time on both indoor housework and outdoor yardwork. They wanted to see how different demographics were spending time on housework and chores. They compared homeowner’s vs renters and men vs women among others. Let’s take a look into the main takeaways from the study.

Which states are doing the most housework in America?

Using data from the 2018 American Time Use Survey, CraftJack was able analyze the time spent on housework by state in terms of hours per day. Listed below is the breakdown for all 50 states:
  1. Maine – 1.8 hours per day 
  2. Connecticut – 1.7 hours per day 
  3. Vermont – 1.7 hours per day 
  4. Nevada – 1.7 hours per day 
  5. Oklahoma – 1.7 hours per day 
  6. Iowa – 1.7 hours per day 
  7. Oregon – 1.7 hours per day 
  8. Arizona – 1.6 hours per day 
  9. Wyoming – 1.6 hours per day 
  10. North Dakota – 1.6 hours per day 
  11. Washington – 1.6 hours per day 
  12. Minnesota – 1.6 hours per day 
  13. Michigan – 1.6 hours per day 
  14. Pennsylvania – 1.6 hours per day 
  15. Nebraska – 1.6 hours per day 
  16. Idaho – 1.5 hours per day 
  17. Virginia – 1.5 hours per day 
  18. South Dakota -1.5 hours per day 
  19. California – 1.5 hours per day 
  20. Arizona – 1.5 hours per day 
  21. Colorado – 1.5 hours per day 
  22. Utah – 1.5 hours per day 
  23. Florida – 1.4 hours per day 
  24. Wisconsin – 1.4 hours per day 
  25. New Hampshire – 1.4 hours per day 
  26. Kentucky – 1.4 hours per day 
  27. New Jersey – 1.4 hours per day 
  28. New York – 1.4 hours per day 
  29. Indiana – 1.3 hours per day 
  30. Ohio – 1.3 hours per day 
  31. North Carolina – 1.3 hours per day 
  32. New Mexico – 1.3 hours per day 
  33. Delaware – 1.3 hours per day 
  34. Louisiana - 1.3 hours per day 
  35. West Virginia – 1.3 hours per day 
  36. Alabama – 1.3 hours per day 
  37. Tennessee – 1.3 hours per day 
  38. Kansas – 1.3 hours per day 
  39. Hawaii – 1.3 hours per day 
  40. Texas – 1.2 hours per day 
  41. Massachusetts – 1.2 hours per day 
  42. Mississippi – 1.2 hours per day 
  43. Illinois – 1.2 hours per day 
  44. South Carolina – 1.2 hours per day 
  45. Georgia – 1.2 hours per day 
  46. Maryland – 1.2 hours per day 
  47. Rhode Island – 1.2 hours per day 
  48. Montana – 1.2 hours per day 
  49. Alaska – 1.1 hours per day 
  50. Missouri – 1.1 hours per day
One interesting takeaway from the study is that homeowners on average spend more time on housework than people who rent. Homeowners spend on average 1.7 hours a day, where renters spend almost a half hour less per day at 1.2 hours. While men and women contribute significantly to housework, we found that men spend more time than women. This is true for both interior work (men spend 25% more time) and exterior work (men spend 115% more time than women), however the specific task of interior cleaning, they’re about even.

Which states are doing the most yardwork?

The second part of the analysis looks at which states spend the most time on average tending to their yards. Listed below is a full breakdown of all 50 states.
  1. Oregon 
  2. Mississippi 
  3. New Mexico 
  4. Nevada 
  5. Arizona 
  6. Oklahoma 
  7. Washington 
  8. Connecticut 
  9. Louisiana 
  10. Iowa 
  11. Wisconsin 
  12. Michigan 
  13. Colorado 
  14. Maine 
  15. North Carolina 
  16. Alabama 
  17. Nebraska 
  18. Hawaii 
  19. Utah 
  20. California 
  21. Texas 
  22. Wyoming 
  23. Indiana 
  24. Missouri 
  25. South Carolina 
  26. Virginia 
  27. Georgia 
  28. Wisconsin 
  29. Ohio 
  30. Florida 
  31. Kansas 
  32. Vermont 
  33. Massachusetts 
  34. Idaho 
  35. Arkansas 
  36. West Virginia 
  37. Illinois 
  38. Montana 
  39. North Dakota 
  40. New Hampshire 
  41. Tennessee 
  42. Kentucky 
  43. Delaware 
  44. Pennsylvania 
  45. Maryland 
  46. New jersey 
  47. New York 
  48. Rhode Island 
  49. South Dakota 
  50. Alaska
As you can see the breakdown of time spent on yardwork is quite varied by state. However, homeowner’s commitment to their yards and outdoor spaces is relatively independent of climate. Does this study resonate with how much time you are spending on both housework and yardwork?

The full analysis on home maintenance improvement statistics for both housework and yardwork can be seen in the graphic below from CraftJack.

Who’s Doing the Most Housework in America? #infographic


infographic by: craftjack.com

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