Cincinnati is the 7th Most Stressed-Out City in the US

It’s no surprise we’re all stressed, let’s pinpoint why.

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Stress is inevitable. Everyone experiences some type and level of it. But it’s not always a bad thing. Certain kinds of stress can have positive effects on a person’s well-being, at least in the right doses. According to Psychology Today, “A little bit of stress, known as ‘acute stress,’ can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert.”

When stress reaches an unmanageable level, however, it turns “chronic.” That’s when we become vulnerable to its damaging effects such as health problems and loss of productivity. In the U.S., stress affects more than 100 million people. The leading causes? Money tops the list, followed by work, family and relationships. By one estimate, workplace-related stress alone costs society more than $300 billion per year. (via WalletHub)

WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 39 key metrics, with data set ranges from average weekly work hours to debt load to divorce and suicide rates.

Ohio is Stressed

Of the 182 cities compared, Cincinnati ranks 7th most-stressed. The largest contributors to Cincinnatian stress levels include work, health, and safety. Meanwhile, Cincinnati isn’t Ohio’s number one. Just north, our Cleveland neighbors rank as the 2nd most stressed-out in the country. Residents are tied with Detroit for the highest financial stress. In addition, they have the highest divorce rate.


But Why?

Outside of the 39 key metrics, what are the top stressors for Cincinnatians?

The Daily Commute.

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To see the entire list and metrics used, click here.

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