We analyzed over 79 places in Colorado to identify the ones that are going grey at a young age.
You know that tight feeling in your chest when you start a new job? That’s stress.
And there are certain places in Colorado that have more to stress out about then just their first day at work.
There are things like dealing with ever-longer commutes, working longer and longer hours, and just trying to find a job in the first place. But which places in Colorado take being stressed to the next level?
It turns out the good people of Edgewater have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in Colorado. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Centennial State:
Read on to see why these places in Colorado could use a Xanax.
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In order to measure stress, we selected a set of six criteria that reflect its root causes for most people and used them to look at the 79 places in Colorado with a population over 5,000 according to the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:
The higher any of these was, the more stressful the people of the place are.
Our data is from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey for 2010-2014.
We ranked each place from 1 to 79 (with one being the most stressed side of the scale) in the six individual criteria. These ranks were then averaged into a Stress Score, the lowest of which was the most stressed out place in the Centennial State.
Below, we’ll take a look at the standout stress stats for each top 10 most stressed places, and wrap the whole thing up with a detailed ranking of all 79 places we analyzed.
Population: 5,217People With High Rent: 53.7%
People With Long Commute: 31.7%
People Without Insurance: 33.2%
Population: 5,819People With High Rent: 61.5%
People With Long Commute: 42.4%
People Without Insurance: 19.0%
Population: 37,075People With High Rent: 53.0%
People With Long Commute: 44.7%
People Without Insurance: 17.5%
Population: 339,480People With High Rent: 55.3%
People With Long Commute: 44.6%
People Without Insurance: 20.2%
Population: 11,835People With High Rent: 47.3%
People With Long Commute: 40.8%
People Without Insurance: 34.3%
Population: 6,464People With High Rent: 50.8%
People With Long Commute: 36.1%
People Without Insurance: 33.2%
Population: 9,397People With High Rent: 58.5%
People With Long Commute: 30.6%
People Without Insurance: 27.3%
Population: 124,707People With High Rent: 50.7%
People With Long Commute: 46.7%
People Without Insurance: 15.8%
Population: 31,298People With High Rent: 48.0%
People With Long Commute: 33.8%
People Without Insurance: 16.3%
Population: 30,655People With High Rent: 53.3%
People With Long Commute: 31.0%
People Without Insurance: 14.1%
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