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Ranked! The Top 10 Most Stressed-Out Cities in the US

Who isn’t stressed out these days? Take the Covid pandemic and add working-from-home isolation and an unstimulating (or non-existent) social life and you have the perfect storm of circumstances to feel antsy, anxious, and overwhelmed. But not all stress is created equal. Where you live might have a bigger impact on how stressed out you get than we ever could have imagined.

So says the Household Pulse Survey from the Census Bureau. It asked residents in all 50 nifty United States, plus Washington D.C., how often they felt “nervous, anxious or on edge.” The results are rather surprising, namely because cities you’d think would be at the top of the list – namely New York City – aren’t.

We ranked the top 10 stressed-out cities in the U.S. Is your hometown on the list? If so, it might be time to consider relocating!

Cover Photo: Virojt Changyencham (Getty Images)


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