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WalletHub Study: 2022’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America

With 87% of Americans feeling stressed because of inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

In order to determine where Americans cope best with their stress, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 40 key metrics. The data set ranges from average weekly work hours to the unemployment rate to divorce and suicide rates.

Most Stressed Cities Least Stressed Cities
1. Cleveland, OH 173. Burlington, VT
2. Detroit, MI 174. Sioux Falls, SD
3. Gulfport, MS 175. Bismarck, ND
4. Baltimore, MD 176. San Jose, CA
5. Philadelphia, PA 177. Columbia, MD
6. Memphis, TN 178. Fargo, ND
7. New Orleans, LA 179. Overland Park, KS
8. Birmingham, AL 180. Madison, WI
9. St. Louis, MO 181. South Burlington, VT
10. Toledo, OH 182. Fremont, CA

Best vs. Worst

  • South Burlington, Vermont, has the lowest unemployment rate, 1.50 percent, which is 8.1 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 12.10 percent.
  • Fremont, California, has the lowest divorce rate, 9.33 percent, which is 4.4 times lower than in Cleveland, the city with the highest at 40.66 percent.
  • Sioux Falls, North Dakota, has the lowest share of adults in fair or poor health, 8.00 percent, which is 3.1 times lower than in El Paso, Texas, the city with the highest at 24.90 percent.
  • Columbia, Maryland, has the highest median annual household income (adjusted by cost of living), $104,486, which is 3.5 times higher than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the lowest at $30,271.

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This article was released by WalletHub.

1 Comment

  1. I’m surprised that New York City isn’t among the worst stressed cities.

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