North Carolina City Named One Of The Most Stressed Cities In The U.S.

By Sarah Tate

July 19, 2023

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Life can be pretty stressful, from struggles to find a job or an affordable home to paying off student loans and credit card debt on a stagnant wage. However, the people in living some cities around the country are more stressed out than others.

Zippia compiled a list of the most stressed city in each state, ranking the cities based on data from the U.S. Census American Community Service 2013-2017 and BLS for the following criteria: unemployment, hours worked, commute times, income-to-home-price ratio, and percent of uninsured population.

So which city in the Tar Heel State stresses more than any other? While you may think that a big city like Raleigh or Charlotte would be high up on the "stressed out" meter, Monroe is actually the most stressed out city in all of North Carolina, according to the report. Monroe is so stressed out compared to other cities around the country that it managed to snag a spot in the 10 most stressed cities in America, coming in at No. 9. Here's what the site had to say:

"Monroe, North Carolina, comes in as the eighth-most stressed cit in the U.S. And it's not hard to see why. From the 42-hour workweek to the 18-minute commute and the 16.17% income-to-home-price ratio, they are definitely stressed."

These are the Top 10 most stressed cities in the U.S.:

  1. Mead Valley, California
  2. Asbury Park, New Jersey
  3. Lantana, Florida
  4. San Luis, Arizona
  5. Nacogdoches, Texas
  6. Port Chester, New York
  7. Marumsco, Virginia
  8. Monroe, North Carolina
  9. Savannah, Georgia
  10. Gardere, Louisiana

Check out the full report at Zippia to see which cities are the most stressed out in the country.

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