Cincinnati is the Seventh Most Stressed-Out City in America, Study Says

According to personal finance website WalletHub, y'all need to chill

Jul 15, 2019 at 11:43 am
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Cincinnati is the seventh most stressed city in America, a new study by personal finance website WalletHub finds. 

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The ranking evaluated 39 key metrics for 182 cities across the United States. The four main rankings took large stressors into consideration like work stress, financial stress, family stress and health and safety stress and included specific evaluations for each such as traffic, job security, poverty rates, share of households behind on bills in the past 12 months, separation and divorce rates, child care cost, mental health and suicide rates. 

Cincinnati ranked within the top 10 stress levels for poverty rate (10th), divorce rate (10th) and percentage of adults with inadequate sleep (9th). 

Coming in at No. 1 for the most stressed city in America was Detroit. The least stressed city in the country is Fremont, California.

Cincinnati ranked after St. Louis, which came in at No. 6, and before Birmingham, which was No. 8. 

While some stressors may be inevitable, there are ways to cope with stress, such as attending a free yoga session at one of the many offerings across the Queen City.