We analyzed over 132 places in North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina take being stressed to the next level?
It turns out the good people of Selma have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in North Carolina. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Tar Heel State:
Read on to see why these places in North Carolina 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 132 places in North Carolina 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 132 (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 Tar Heel 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 132 places we analyzed.
Population: 6,172People With High Rent: 56.8%
People With Long Commute: 50.5%
People Without Insurance: 32.9%
Population: 8,330People With High Rent: 61.3%
People With Long Commute: 31.3%
People Without Insurance: 24.3%
Population: 8,109People With High Rent: 46.9%
People With Long Commute: 41.8%
People Without Insurance: 28.7%
Population: 5,410People With High Rent: 57.4%
People With Long Commute: 33.0%
People Without Insurance: 27.7%
Population: 15,325People With High Rent: 58.1%
People With Long Commute: 22.9%
People Without Insurance: 19.1%
Population: 7,855People With High Rent: 60.9%
People With Long Commute: 35.1%
People Without Insurance: 24.7%
Population: 33,588People With High Rent: 54.3%
People With Long Commute: 35.4%
People Without Insurance: 25.1%
Population: 72,664People With High Rent: 54.9%
People With Long Commute: 31.5%
People Without Insurance: 18.4%
Population: 18,343People With High Rent: 54.9%
People With Long Commute: 20.3%
People Without Insurance: 21.5%
Population: 10,601People With High Rent: 52.8%
People With Long Commute: 32.9%
People Without Insurance: 17.8%
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