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The Motor City Is The Most Stressed City

The Motor City Is The Most Stressed City

Detroit was recently ranked among the country’s rudest cities.

Now, the Motor City (no surrounding areas included) has been singled out by personal finance site WalletHub as the most stressed city in the US. The researchers used five categories with 27 different metrics, including work, money, family, health and safety concerns to determine how stressed people are across 150 major U.S. cities.

Source: WalletHub

While Detroit inhabitants aren't as worried about work (were they ranked 10th) or money (14th), family issues generate a big deal of stress among them. In fact, no other city is as stressed about family as Detroit is.

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Two other factors that weighed on Detroiters' stress were poverty and credit scores. In fact, the city currently boasts the highest poverty rate (almost 40 percent) and lowest credit score average (around 590) in the country.

The top five of most stressed out cities:

  • 2. Mobile, Alabama
  • 3. Birmingham, Alabama
  • 4. Memphis, Tennessee
  • 5. Cleveland, Ohio

On the other hand, the least stressed out cities:

  • 1. San Diego, California
  • 2. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • 3. Overland Park, Kansas
  • 4. Plano, Texas
  • 5. San Francisco, California

If you’re interested in taking a look at the complete study and a full list of results, click here.

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