These Are The 10 Stressed Places In Nevada

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 Nevada 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 Nevada take being stressed to the next level?

It turns out the good people of Sunrise Manor have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in Nevada. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Silver State:

  1. Sunrise Manor
  2. Winchester
  3. Las Vegas
  4. North Las Vegas
  5. Silver Springs
  6. Whitney
  7. Paradise
  8. Fernley
  9. Sun Valley
  10. Spring Valley

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

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How We Measured Stress In Nevada (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 46 places in Nevada with a population over 2,000 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 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 46 (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 Silver 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 46 places we analyzed.

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1. Sunrise Manor


Population: 187,647 People With High Rent: 56.3%
People With Long Commute: 42.4%
People Without Insurance: 27.6%

2. Winchester


Population: 28,111 People With High Rent: 52.1%
People With Long Commute: 29.3%
People Without Insurance: 30.3%

3. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 597,353People With High Rent: 49.8%
People With Long Commute: 36.0%
People Without Insurance: 21.9%

4. North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 223,336People With High Rent: 51.1%
People With Long Commute: 41.9%
People Without Insurance: 22.3%

5. Silver Springs

Silver Springs, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,605People With High Rent: 67.7%
People With Long Commute: 63.7%
People Without Insurance: 29.0%

6. Whitney


Population: 39,458 People With High Rent: 47.0%
People With Long Commute: 34.4%
People Without Insurance: 21.7%

7. Paradise


Population: 223,182 People With High Rent: 48.9%
People With Long Commute: 22.6%
People Without Insurance: 24.5%

8. Fernley

Fernley, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,184People With High Rent: 47.7%
People With Long Commute: 50.2%
People Without Insurance: 17.9%

9. Sun Valley


Population: 18,778 People With High Rent: 50.7%
People With Long Commute: 27.7%
People Without Insurance: 23.8%

10. Spring Valley


Population: 183,937 People With High Rent: 46.5%
People With Long Commute: 24.8%
People Without Insurance: 22.4%

Detailed List Of Stressed Places In Nevada

City Rank Population People With High Rent People With Long Commute People Without Insurance
Sunrise Manor 1 187,647 56.3% 42.4% 27.6%
Winchester 2 28,111 52.1% 29.3% 30.3%
Las Vegas 3 597,353 49.8% 36.0% 21.9%
North Las Vegas 4 223,336 51.1% 41.9% 22.3%
Silver Springs 5 5,605 67.7% 63.7% 29.0%
Whitney 6 39,458 47.0% 34.4% 21.7%
Paradise 7 223,182 48.9% 22.6% 24.5%
Fernley 8 19,184 47.7% 50.2% 17.9%
Sun Valley 9 18,778 50.7% 27.7% 23.8%
Spring Valley 10 183,937 46.5% 24.8% 22.4%
Gardnerville Ranchos 11 11,040 61.1% 36.1% 18.9%
Sparks 12 92,236 48.3% 21.6% 18.7%
Gardnerville 13 5,761 47.2% 25.5% 20.8%
Pahrump 14 35,009 49.6% 30.7% 19.4%
Lovelock 15 2,319 39.1% 24.4% 21.7%
Battle Mountain 16 3,253 38.6% 25.2% 18.0%
Reno 17 231,103 50.8% 15.9% 21.5%
Cold Springs 18 8,606 32.0% 38.4% 14.1%
Tonopah 19 2,557 61.1% 15.4% 22.5%
Lemmon Valley 20 5,585 23.6% 33.8% 17.6%
Yerington 21 3,030 37.6% 23.1% 27.7%
Fallon 22 8,451 40.5% 11.1% 18.6%
Summerlin South 23 25,315 43.9% 28.5% 9.0%
Dayton 24 8,972 42.1% 41.3% 13.7%
Henderson 25 266,245 44.5% 28.1% 13.0%
Winnemucca 26 7,736 33.3% 30.6% 18.6%
Carson City 27 54,634 44.9% 18.7% 18.6%
Spanish Springs 28 15,322 38.6% 45.9% 15.5%
Enterprise 29 124,564 43.6% 24.4% 16.7%
Laughlin 30 7,567 52.0% 12.3% 20.2%
Moapa Valley 31 6,772 38.9% 48.2% 15.8%
West Wendover 32 4,448 51.0% 5.1% 20.1%
Washoe Valley 33 3,434 12.3% 51.3% 16.5%
Mesquite 34 16,072 50.0% 9.7% 16.6%
Elko 35 19,308 28.6% 32.5% 16.9%
Spring Creek 36 14,012 43.6% 51.6% 7.7%
Carlin 37 2,409 35.8% 46.4% 13.6%
Boulder City 38 15,162 45.4% 34.6% 11.6%
Hawthorne 39 3,272 20.6% 6.1% 17.6%
Incline Village 40 8,389 59.3% 20.8% 17.8%
Nellis AFB 41 3,620 42.0% 19.0% 2.2%
Kingsbury 42 2,027 57.7% 15.7% 18.5%
Indian Hills 43 6,007 29.3% 28.6% 15.1%
Minden 44 3,408 38.5% 30.1% 12.0%
Ely 45 4,250 33.3% 10.2% 14.1%
Johnson Lane 46 6,319 39.4% 26.1% 5.6%