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Is Your City Stressed? See the Most and Least Stressed in the U.S.

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WalletHub has released its 2019 study of the Most & Least Stressed Cities in America, and the results might surprise you. Workplace stress, household issues, and health-related anxiety is costing our society billions of dollars, and there are no signs of any slow-downs. So, how did urban centers in Texas do? One North Texas city made the list.

Surprisingly, the majority of our urban locales didn’t set any records. We’re not sure if this is a good or a bad thing. The one that did stand out, however, was Plano, which ranked in the sixth spot for being least stressed. So, if your life has taken a few turns you weren’t necessarily planning on, and you’re having a hard time dealing, you may want to look into this North Texas city to learn its secret to such success.

Is Your City Stressed? See the Most and Least Stressed in the U.S.

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To determine the data and scope of the study, WalletHub looked at 39 integral metrics over more than 180 U.S. cities. Their group analyzed such data as debt load, average weekly work hours, divorce rates, and suicide rates. The top rankings from one to 10 for most stressed were as follows:

1 Detroit, MI

2 Cleveland, OH

3 Newark, NJ

4 Baltimore, MD

5 Philadelphia, PA

6 St. Louis, MO

7 Cincinnati, OH

8 Birmingham, AL

9 Wilmington, DE

10 Shreveport, LA

Is Your City Stressed? See the Most and Least Stressed in the U.S.

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The top 10 least stressed American cities were listed as:

1 Fremont, CA

2 Bismarck, ND

3 Sioux Falls, SD

4 Overland Park, KS

5 Irvine, CA

6 Plano, TX

7 Fargo, ND

8 Burlington, VT

9 Cedar Rapids, IA

10 San Jose, CA

Is Your City Stressed? See the Most and Least Stressed in the U.S.

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Sadly, there were no Texas cities that ranked for the fewest annual hours spent in traffic congestions per commuter, nor the lowest unemployment rate (although the Texas economy is doing leaps and bounds). And our divorce and suicide rates didn’t rank us in the least stressed, although it’s great that we haven’t landed in the most stressed section. For the full WalletHub study and all the details on the cities which were compared on data segments, please visit the link available here, and perhaps thank your lucky stars we seem to be capable of coping, or our stress levels are moderate across the board.