These Are The 10 Stressed Places In Michigan

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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You know that tight feeling in your chest when you start a new job? That’s stress.

And there are certain places in Michigan 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 Michigan take being stressed to the next level?

It turns out the good people of Detroit have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in Michigan. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Wolverine State:

  1. Detroit
  2. Hamtramck
  3. Highland Park
  4. Hazel Park
  5. Inkster
  6. River Rouge
  7. Mount Clemens
  8. Oak Park
  9. Eastpointe
  10. Dearborn Heights

Read on to see why these places in Michigan could use a Xanax.

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How We Measured Stress In Michigan (Without Stressing Out)

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 149 places in Michigan with a population over 5,000 according to the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  1. Percentage of population with a long commute (over 30 minutes)
  2. Unemployment Rate
  3. Hours worked
  4. Population density
  5. Percentage of income spent on rent
  6. Percentage of population without health insurance

The higher any of these are, the more stressed 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 149 (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 Wolverine 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 149 places we analyzed.

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1. Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 695,437People With High Rent: 58.5%
People With Long Commute: 36.2%
People Without Insurance: 19.0%

2. Hamtramck

Hamtramck, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,256People With High Rent: 49.7%
People With Long Commute: 40.5%
People Without Insurance: 21.4%

3. Highland Park

Highland Park, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,951People With High Rent: 57.6%
People With Long Commute: 39.3%
People Without Insurance: 15.4%

4. Hazel Park

Hazel Park, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,532People With High Rent: 60.6%
People With Long Commute: 25.7%
People Without Insurance: 21.0%

5. Inkster

Inkster, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,056People With High Rent: 61.7%
People With Long Commute: 35.6%
People Without Insurance: 14.3%

6. River Rouge

River Rouge, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,761People With High Rent: 51.0%
People With Long Commute: 39.9%
People Without Insurance: 16.8%

7. Mount Clemens

Mount Clemens, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,345People With High Rent: 52.3%
People With Long Commute: 36.4%
People Without Insurance: 15.0%

8. Oak Park

Oak Park, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,622People With High Rent: 53.8%
People With Long Commute: 31.6%
People Without Insurance: 17.2%

9. Eastpointe

Eastpointe, Michigan

Source: Flickr

Population: 32,526People With High Rent: 56.1%
People With Long Commute: 34.5%
People Without Insurance: 12.4%

10. Dearborn Heights

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 57,063People With High Rent: 54.3%
People With Long Commute: 29.9%
People Without Insurance: 14.8%

Detailed List Of Stressed Places In Michigan

City Rank Population People With High Rent People With Long Commute People Without Insurance
Detroit 1 695,437 58.5% 36.2% 19.0%
Hamtramck 2 22,256 49.7% 40.5% 21.4%
Highland Park 3 10,951 57.6% 39.3% 15.4%
Hazel Park 4 16,532 60.6% 25.7% 21.0%
Inkster 5 25,056 61.7% 35.6% 14.3%
River Rouge 6 7,761 51.0% 39.9% 16.8%
Mount Clemens 7 16,345 52.3% 36.4% 15.0%
Oak Park 8 29,622 53.8% 31.6% 17.2%
Eastpointe 9 32,526 56.1% 34.5% 12.4%
Dearborn Heights 10 57,063 54.3% 29.9% 14.8%
Roseville 11 47,408 53.6% 34.1% 13.5%
Ecorse 12 9,401 53.9% 22.9% 16.8%
Lincoln Park 13 37,648 51.8% 28.3% 14.8%
Pontiac 14 59,658 52.9% 24.5% 18.7%
Ionia 15 11,388 65.0% 36.2% 13.2%
Wayne 16 17,314 56.2% 35.2% 13.0%
Warren 17 134,398 54.3% 32.5% 13.6%
Flint 18 100,569 61.6% 25.5% 12.4%
Jackson 19 33,317 55.7% 19.5% 17.7%
Muskegon Heights 20 10,807 64.1% 18.8% 13.2%
Harper Woods 21 14,058 46.2% 35.1% 14.3%
Port Huron 22 29,534 57.3% 20.6% 13.3%
Melvindale 23 10,584 55.1% 21.5% 14.2%
Westland 24 83,188 52.3% 37.5% 12.5%
Taylor 25 62,331 53.7% 29.0% 13.4%
Dearborn 26 96,739 56.6% 25.3% 14.0%
Saginaw 27 50,700 57.8% 16.7% 14.6%
Muskegon 28 37,822 61.7% 17.1% 14.1%
Madison Heights 29 30,028 51.8% 28.4% 13.8%
Benton Harbor 30 10,056 67.6% 10.1% 16.7%
Ypsilanti 31 19,844 54.6% 24.5% 13.8%
Garden City 32 27,356 55.5% 29.1% 12.0%
Ferndale 33 20,102 44.0% 28.9% 18.0%
Wyandotte 34 25,470 54.7% 34.7% 10.0%
Southfield 35 72,480 54.4% 32.5% 11.2%
Lapeer 36 8,801 57.8% 38.8% 12.7%
Davison 37 5,085 64.2% 24.2% 12.7%
Albion 38 8,416 61.4% 19.7% 13.4%
Owosso 39 14,922 45.3% 30.9% 16.1%
Adrian 40 21,008 56.9% 17.6% 14.2%
Eaton Rapids 41 5,221 48.1% 33.0% 14.0%
Walled Lake 42 7,065 43.1% 37.2% 14.4%
Center Line 43 8,279 43.9% 30.0% 13.0%
Belding 44 5,764 55.9% 46.7% 11.3%
St. Clair Shores 45 59,865 45.4% 39.6% 9.5%
Grand Rapids 46 190,739 54.7% 16.8% 13.5%
Sterling Heights 47 130,604 45.5% 37.5% 11.5%
Grand Blanc 48 8,147 58.9% 35.7% 7.4%
Bay City 49 34,578 55.2% 18.6% 11.6%
Lansing 50 114,382 56.0% 15.8% 12.2%
Flat Rock 51 9,859 61.3% 38.1% 8.2%
St. Clair 52 5,428 54.8% 38.0% 10.4%
Big Rapids 53 10,543 51.0% 12.3% 14.2%
Niles 54 11,479 57.2% 22.9% 10.7%
Dowagiac 55 5,822 55.1% 19.5% 15.2%
St. Louis 56 7,347 57.2% 22.2% 10.7%
Grosse Pointe 57 5,350 47.5% 41.2% 5.3%
Kalamazoo 58 75,190 56.8% 14.8% 12.7%
Romulus 59 23,721 46.1% 35.4% 14.7%
Richmond 60 5,806 45.5% 46.4% 10.7%
Mount Pleasant 61 26,095 65.4% 10.7% 9.8%
Fraser 62 14,544 38.5% 40.7% 9.0%
Three Rivers 63 7,765 48.2% 24.8% 12.8%
Howell 64 9,543 50.6% 42.7% 10.8%
Sturgis 65 10,923 46.6% 25.3% 12.6%
Greenville 66 8,434 50.3% 33.7% 9.9%
Grand Haven 67 10,687 42.5% 22.1% 14.6%
Holly 68 6,142 29.4% 52.3% 8.6%
Berkley 69 15,136 47.6% 29.7% 8.7%
Clawson 70 11,943 28.9% 32.1% 11.1%
Southgate 71 29,710 42.1% 31.7% 8.8%
Wyoming 72 73,434 44.1% 17.2% 14.7%
Escanaba 73 12,529 56.5% 9.4% 16.4%
Ludington 74 8,061 49.1% 10.2% 12.6%
New Baltimore 75 12,144 48.7% 59.3% 6.7%
Milford 76 6,325 32.7% 53.4% 7.8%
Fenton 77 11,601 41.6% 32.2% 13.6%
Riverview 78 12,347 47.2% 30.9% 8.7%
Burton 79 29,429 50.4% 23.3% 9.6%
Monroe 80 20,455 47.9% 28.4% 9.9%
Alma 81 9,289 54.0% 11.9% 12.0%
Chelsea 82 5,085 60.6% 44.4% 8.1%
South Lyon 83 11,514 43.4% 52.1% 6.6%
Charlotte 84 9,053 42.0% 33.3% 12.4%
Wixom 85 13,640 45.7% 37.4% 11.9%
Springfield 86 5,231 42.4% 15.6% 19.2%
Coldwater 87 10,863 55.3% 22.8% 10.7%
Battle Creek 88 51,963 50.9% 17.1% 11.9%
Tecumseh 89 8,407 44.9% 48.5% 9.3%
Allegan 90 5,030 46.2% 33.9% 11.3%
Plymouth 91 9,029 37.6% 34.5% 9.2%
St. Johns 92 7,933 47.4% 35.7% 6.8%
Rochester 93 12,872 43.9% 41.0% 5.4%
Flushing 94 8,252 44.0% 28.1% 5.7%
Sault Ste. Marie 95 14,121 51.3% 6.8% 15.7%
Allen Park 96 27,869 42.5% 25.2% 7.2%
Grosse Pointe Park 97 11,412 39.9% 38.8% 4.8%
Royal Oak 98 58,382 31.4% 32.1% 9.0%
Auburn Hills 99 21,639 41.0% 28.5% 13.6%
Marquette 100 21,430 50.3% 7.4% 14.7%
Brighton 101 7,562 43.3% 43.5% 7.7%
Manistee 102 6,160 43.0% 16.8% 11.5%
Cadillac 103 10,306 51.8% 12.3% 10.6%
East Lansing 104 48,611 66.3% 9.8% 5.7%
Northville 105 6,001 31.1% 37.2% 5.3%
Grosse Pointe Woods 106 15,943 22.2% 38.4% 5.4%
Troy 107 82,106 35.8% 36.0% 8.7%
Rochester Hills 108 72,195 42.2% 38.2% 6.7%
Farmington 109 10,472 32.1% 36.6% 5.8%
Hastings 110 7,313 42.0% 27.2% 8.8%
Farmington Hills 111 80,682 42.3% 37.9% 7.0%
Grosse Pointe Farms 112 9,371 15.8% 44.7% 2.4%
Holland 113 33,342 50.7% 15.5% 10.2%
Trenton 114 18,635 41.3% 31.5% 6.5%
Swartz Creek 115 5,664 48.7% 22.4% 5.3%
Ann Arbor 116 115,985 50.6% 20.1% 5.8%
Milan 117 5,724 36.5% 37.9% 8.5%
Woodhaven 118 12,747 45.5% 32.1% 5.7%
Kentwood 119 49,736 42.7% 17.0% 11.1%
Ironwood 120 5,237 36.2% 17.1% 17.8%
Menominee 121 8,516 41.5% 11.1% 12.8%
Livonia 122 95,888 38.2% 33.1% 6.6%
Novi 123 56,887 37.9% 42.1% 6.7%
Houghton 124 7,897 58.5% 3.4% 8.4%
Hillsdale 125 8,222 50.8% 13.7% 9.1%
Traverse City 126 15,006 45.9% 10.2% 11.8%
Huntington Woods 127 6,310 43.0% 27.0% 3.2%
Kingsford 128 5,115 50.6% 9.6% 11.6%
Alpena 129 10,336 46.3% 7.3% 13.1%
Saline 130 9,000 44.1% 34.8% 3.5%
Grandville 131 15,613 33.0% 24.2% 10.0%
Rockford 132 5,876 42.9% 34.7% 7.0%
Portage 133 47,137 48.4% 18.3% 7.9%
St. Joseph 134 8,310 29.7% 10.6% 12.9%
Birmingham 135 20,382 30.7% 28.4% 4.7%
Zeeland 136 5,566 44.8% 11.7% 7.0%
Beverly Hills 137 10,368 31.4% 31.4% 4.2%
Marysville 138 9,842 40.8% 28.8% 6.6%
Hudsonville 139 7,217 33.3% 18.7% 8.9%
Grand Ledge 140 7,779 42.0% 16.9% 8.8%
Midland 141 42,067 46.3% 16.2% 9.1%
Ishpeming 142 6,514 52.3% 12.3% 13.4%
Norton Shores 143 23,941 44.5% 16.9% 8.0%
East Grand Rapids 144 10,999 42.7% 12.4% 3.2%
Petoskey 145 5,705 44.5% 10.8% 9.5%
Marshall 146 7,054 24.9% 20.0% 10.7%
Walker 147 24,015 37.7% 18.3% 9.9%
Mason 148 8,266 43.8% 19.2% 4.7%
Iron Mountain 149 7,593 38.1% 6.6% 8.9%