These Are The 10 Stressed Places In New York

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 New York 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 New York take being stressed to the next level?

It turns out the good people of Manorhaven have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in New York. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Empire State:

  1. Manorhaven
  2. Hempstead
  3. Mount Vernon
  4. New York
  5. Peekskill
  6. Valley Stream
  7. Mastic Beach
  8. Freeport
  9. Spring Valley
  10. Yonkers

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

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How We Measured Stress In New York (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 170 places in New York 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 were, 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 170 (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 Empire 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 170 places we analyzed.

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1. Manorhaven

Manorhaven, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,638People With High Rent: 67.3%
People With Long Commute: 57.5%
People Without Insurance: 16.2%

2. Hempstead

Hempstead, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 54,801People With High Rent: 65.0%
People With Long Commute: 51.3%
People Without Insurance: 25.2%

3. Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 67,962People With High Rent: 59.3%
People With Long Commute: 50.8%
People Without Insurance: 12.9%

4. New York

New York, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,354,889People With High Rent: 51.4%
People With Long Commute: 64.9%
People Without Insurance: 13.5%

5. Peekskill

Peekskill, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,875People With High Rent: 59.2%
People With Long Commute: 48.5%
People Without Insurance: 16.4%

6. Valley Stream

Valley Stream, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 37,764People With High Rent: 53.0%
People With Long Commute: 57.6%
People Without Insurance: 12.6%

7. Mastic Beach

Mastic Beach, New York

Source: Flickr

Population: 14,880People With High Rent: 76.4%
People With Long Commute: 67.9%
People Without Insurance: 10.5%

8. Freeport

Freeport, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 43,168People With High Rent: 63.3%
People With Long Commute: 42.8%
People Without Insurance: 17.4%

9. Spring Valley

Spring Valley, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,007People With High Rent: 60.1%
People With Long Commute: 34.0%
People Without Insurance: 26.3%

10. Yonkers

Yonkers, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 198,654People With High Rent: 52.4%
People With Long Commute: 50.3%
People Without Insurance: 13.0%

Detailed List Of Stressed Places In New York

City Rank Population People With High Rent People With Long Commute People Without Insurance
Manorhaven 1 6,638 67.3% 57.5% 16.2%
Hempstead 2 54,801 65.0% 51.3% 25.2%
Mount Vernon 3 67,962 59.3% 50.8% 12.9%
New York 4 8,354,889 51.4% 64.9% 13.5%
Peekskill 5 23,875 59.2% 48.5% 16.4%
Valley Stream 6 37,764 53.0% 57.6% 12.6%
Mastic Beach 7 14,880 76.4% 67.9% 10.5%
Freeport 8 43,168 63.3% 42.8% 17.4%
Spring Valley 9 32,007 60.1% 34.0% 26.3%
Yonkers 10 198,654 52.4% 50.3% 13.0%
Lynbrook 11 19,517 65.5% 56.8% 7.1%
Newburgh 12 28,614 68.3% 30.1% 21.6%
Sleepy Hollow 13 10,002 57.5% 47.5% 16.3%
Cedarhurst 14 6,631 57.9% 51.0% 9.2%
Haverstraw 15 12,060 58.9% 41.0% 16.8%
Ossining 16 25,232 57.7% 38.0% 23.8%
Poughkeepsie 17 30,716 60.1% 28.6% 15.6%
New Rochelle 18 78,476 57.1% 43.3% 12.2%
Port Chester 19 29,275 63.3% 28.4% 28.9%
Great Neck 20 10,052 57.2% 49.5% 6.1%
Great Neck Plaza 21 6,823 51.0% 48.4% 6.8%
Middletown 22 27,904 54.7% 34.4% 15.3%
Beacon 23 14,437 51.7% 49.6% 10.8%
Patchogue 24 12,045 60.5% 47.7% 16.7%
Schenectady 25 66,055 52.3% 33.1% 12.0%
Long Beach 26 33,522 45.7% 58.0% 11.8%
West Haverstraw 27 10,308 51.7% 39.7% 13.3%
Rochester 28 210,461 60.2% 16.6% 11.0%
Mamaroneck 29 19,133 51.6% 45.6% 8.8%
Tuckahoe 30 6,559 53.6% 49.0% 5.8%
Mount Kisco 31 11,016 54.6% 39.0% 19.7%
Port Jervis 32 8,736 59.2% 28.3% 11.8%
Albion 33 5,799 65.8% 29.3% 14.2%
Rye Brook 34 9,456 55.5% 44.3% 7.9%
Amityville 35 9,551 57.9% 44.1% 11.3%
Monticello 36 6,780 58.0% 25.8% 15.5%
Walden 37 6,919 53.6% 40.5% 8.2%
Fulton 38 11,786 55.4% 27.5% 9.1%
Glen Cove 39 27,161 57.5% 38.4% 17.4%
Buffalo 40 259,959 51.6% 21.0% 9.5%
Croton-on-Hudson 41 8,168 49.4% 57.5% 10.7%
Syracuse 42 144,648 53.7% 15.1% 11.2%
Endicott 43 13,216 55.0% 13.5% 11.9%
Ballston Spa 44 5,298 49.8% 36.1% 11.6%
Kingston 45 23,707 59.2% 24.9% 11.2%
White Plains 46 57,505 52.1% 35.0% 15.4%
Westbury 47 15,201 53.1% 40.7% 18.0%
East Rockaway 48 9,861 55.7% 47.7% 6.0%
Gloversville 49 15,395 52.5% 19.7% 13.0%
Hudson Falls 50 7,266 46.7% 23.4% 14.5%
Mechanicville 51 5,207 40.3% 45.3% 11.9%
Warwick 52 6,783 63.5% 48.3% 4.4%
Amsterdam 53 18,348 50.0% 32.0% 9.4%
Williston Park 54 7,319 52.1% 45.6% 4.4%
Elmira 55 29,046 55.4% 18.8% 10.3%
Binghamton 56 46,771 56.9% 12.9% 9.4%
Massapequa Park 57 17,137 49.7% 50.9% 3.5%
Tarr 58 11,423 54.7% 41.2% 5.9%
Lindenhurst 59 27,303 42.6% 46.2% 10.3%
Mineola 60 18,918 54.3% 42.2% 8.5%
New Paltz 61 6,945 56.7% 24.5% 6.8%
Troy 62 49,965 50.7% 21.9% 8.0%
Utica 63 61,852 53.7% 15.7% 8.5%
New Square 64 7,328 80.2% 14.3% 3.1%
Albany 65 98,287 52.7% 17.8% 10.3%
Floral Park 66 16,190 47.0% 53.2% 4.9%
Farmingdale 67 8,306 50.0% 38.6% 9.0%
Glens Falls 68 14,574 51.1% 22.2% 10.8%
Niagara Falls 69 49,679 54.0% 16.6% 8.5%
East Rochester 70 6,687 53.0% 14.4% 9.4%
Lockport 71 20,957 52.4% 29.6% 10.0%
New Hyde Park 72 9,764 25.0% 52.0% 7.6%
Rockville Centre 73 24,128 51.9% 52.2% 2.9%
Nyack 74 6,857 47.4% 36.3% 11.0%
Jamestown 75 30,799 52.3% 12.7% 8.8%
Oneonta 76 13,906 63.4% 16.7% 8.1%
Chestnut Ridge 77 8,035 67.7% 44.3% 8.2%
Herkimer 78 7,752 46.5% 27.5% 10.0%
Medina 79 5,962 50.9% 22.9% 9.6%
Lake Grove 80 11,235 51.2% 49.4% 7.6%
Hornell 81 8,508 48.7% 26.2% 9.4%
Massena 82 10,937 48.2% 18.3% 10.7%
Ilion 83 7,968 46.5% 21.7% 9.8%
Watervliet 84 10,250 42.9% 19.6% 11.4%
Bronxville 85 6,378 37.3% 63.5% 1.4%
Pleasantville 86 7,090 50.3% 40.2% 4.1%
Dobbs Ferry 87 11,001 43.4% 47.8% 7.4%
Bayville 88 6,724 52.3% 54.3% 6.2%
New Hempstead 89 5,240 23.3% 45.6% 13.7%
Malverne 90 8,544 24.4% 54.0% 4.0%
Wappingers Falls 91 5,377 47.9% 35.0% 18.0%
Suffern 92 10,864 44.1% 36.1% 6.8%
Rensselaer 93 9,476 49.1% 14.9% 8.6%
Auburn 94 27,369 42.7% 18.1% 11.0%
Lancaster 95 10,314 49.6% 23.0% 6.6%
Hastings-on-Hudson 96 7,905 50.5% 55.9% 2.9%
Dunkirk 97 12,386 56.1% 11.4% 7.6%
Monroe 98 8,493 53.7% 49.8% 5.4%
Cohoes 99 16,195 39.6% 18.5% 10.0%
Garden City 100 22,543 58.0% 49.6% 1.8%
Kiryas Joel 101 21,201 75.7% 25.7% 2.5%
Washingtonville 102 5,837 51.8% 59.1% 4.9%
Northport 103 7,417 49.7% 49.4% 3.5%
Pelham 104 6,984 41.5% 51.3% 5.1%
Brockport 105 8,398 64.8% 25.3% 5.1%
Penn Yan 106 5,011 54.0% 16.9% 12.7%
Johnstown 107 8,552 47.2% 18.2% 13.3%
Norwich 108 7,080 53.2% 13.1% 6.6%
Ogdensburg 109 11,029 54.6% 11.3% 8.2%
Tonawanda 110 15,048 42.8% 18.4% 8.0%
Lackawanna 111 18,037 40.9% 20.5% 8.2%
Salamanca 112 5,717 45.2% 17.1% 14.1%
Hilton 113 5,954 54.5% 38.3% 5.0%
Oswego 114 18,119 48.2% 20.9% 8.3%
Batavia 115 15,274 48.5% 22.8% 8.4%
Watertown 116 27,590 41.5% 10.2% 8.4%
Larchmont 117 5,952 33.5% 73.7% 1.8%
Johnson City 118 14,977 50.1% 11.0% 7.7%
Ithaca 119 30,399 58.8% 10.9% 5.3%
Saranac Lake 120 6,055 49.8% 11.1% 9.7%
Newark 121 9,019 50.5% 23.3% 6.8%
Goshen 122 5,417 58.4% 41.0% 5.3%
Hudson 123 6,658 46.9% 21.9% 5.1%
North Syracuse 124 6,659 43.9% 15.9% 7.5%
Plattsburgh 125 19,840 52.0% 8.8% 7.6%
Geneseo 126 8,043 64.5% 19.4% 3.3%
Canandaigua 127 10,532 42.9% 28.1% 8.1%
Babylon 128 12,177 37.1% 40.4% 5.4%
Pelham Manor 129 5,539 42.3% 51.6% 5.0%
North Tonawanda 130 31,245 44.5% 23.4% 7.3%
Harrison 131 27,822 45.9% 36.8% 8.4%
Port Jefferson 132 7,789 48.5% 40.9% 4.4%
Corning 133 11,108 30.6% 12.4% 11.2%
Cortland 134 19,218 44.7% 18.9% 5.9%
Scotia 135 7,742 49.6% 29.1% 4.2%
Baldwinsville 136 7,655 49.2% 28.9% 6.5%
Wesley Hills 137 5,779 17.6% 44.0% 8.2%
Geneva 138 13,202 46.5% 16.7% 9.4%
Olean 139 14,232 45.6% 14.5% 6.5%
Solvay 140 6,514 38.8% 13.3% 9.1%
Airmont 141 8,770 65.7% 41.6% 2.8%
Potsdam 142 9,577 49.6% 7.6% 6.6%
Malone 143 5,866 53.1% 16.1% 7.7%
North Hills 144 5,122 74.6% 45.2% 1.7%
Fairport 145 5,364 34.8% 15.9% 6.3%
Webster 146 5,528 47.4% 23.5% 7.5%
Woodbury 147 10,638 48.8% 55.5% 4.4%
Rye 148 15,892 34.2% 49.4% 3.9%
Scarsdale 149 17,471 33.2% 63.3% 1.9%
Depew 150 15,262 42.6% 16.5% 7.0%
Irvington 151 6,506 39.3% 57.8% 3.8%
Kenmore 152 15,334 46.1% 17.0% 3.8%
Bath 153 5,747 32.3% 21.4% 8.7%
Sea Cliff 154 5,012 23.6% 47.1% 4.5%
Briarcliff Manor 155 7,783 54.8% 46.3% 3.2%
Lawrence 156 6,511 45.6% 59.1% 3.1%
Hamburg 157 9,482 43.0% 26.5% 3.8%
Canton 158 6,600 29.1% 10.5% 6.5%
Saratoga Springs 159 26,998 40.9% 29.0% 6.3%
East Hills 160 7,025 0.0% 42.9% 3.3%
Fredonia 161 10,988 43.6% 13.6% 6.9%
Waterloo 162 5,178 39.6% 18.0% 7.2%
Kings Point 163 5,076 14.7% 54.8% 3.4%
Chittenango 164 5,052 45.5% 36.8% 3.9%
East Aurora 165 6,255 31.6% 35.0% 5.1%
Oneida 166 11,290 42.6% 16.8% 7.0%
Colonie 167 7,869 30.0% 16.2% 4.8%
Williamsville 168 5,286 25.3% 16.0% 2.9%
Rome 169 33,161 40.3% 17.8% 6.9%
Horseheads 170 6,593 38.0% 10.7% 7.1%

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