Stress is a part of life for most of us, whether it’s related to work, money or family. Research from the American Psychological Association shows that about 83% of Americans are currently stressed about inflation and 75% feel stressed about crime. But it turns out, where you live may impact how stressed you are and a new report reveals which cities are dealing with it best.
WalletHub’s annual report of the Most and Least Stressed Cities in the U.S. has just come out.
They compared 182 cities across 39 key metrics related to the areas of work stress, financial stress, family stress and health & safety stress.
They ranked each city on things including the average weekly work hours, unemployment rate, average annual household income and the divorce rate.
Cleveland, Ohio, tops the list as the most stressed city in the country. It’s number one for financial stress, number two for health & safety stress and third for family stress.
The least stressed city in the U.S. in 2023 is Burlington, Vermont. It’s at the bottom of the list for both financial stress and family stress and in the bottom 10 for health & safety stress.
The 10 Most Stressed Cities in the U.S. in 2023
(Check out where your city lands on the list here)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
St. Louis, Missouri
The 10 Least Stressed Cities in the U.S. in 2023
South Burlington, Vermont
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Overland Park, Kansas
Fargo, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota
Rapid City, South Dakota
Nashua, New Hampshire