These Are The 10 Stressed Places In Ohio

We analyzed over 255 places in Ohio to identify the ones that are going grey at a young age.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 2 years ago

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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 Ohio 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 Ohio take being stressed to the next level?

It turns out the good people of East Cleveland have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in Ohio. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Buckeye State:

  1. East Cleveland
  2. Cleveland
  3. Euclid
  4. North College Hill
  5. Amelia
  6. Hamilton
  7. Lorain
  8. Bedford Heights
  9. Maple Heights
  10. Kent

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

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How We Measured Stress In Ohio (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 255 places in Ohio 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 255 (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 Buckeye 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 255 places we analyzed.

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1. East Cleveland

East Cleveland, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,619People With High Rent: 57.5%
People With Long Commute: 41.8%
People Without Insurance: 18.9%

2. Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 392,114People With High Rent: 52.8%
People With Long Commute: 31.0%
People Without Insurance: 15.9%

3. Euclid

Euclid, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 48,313People With High Rent: 55.5%
People With Long Commute: 32.3%
People Without Insurance: 13.4%

4. North College Hill

North College Hill, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,366People With High Rent: 48.4%
People With Long Commute: 36.1%
People Without Insurance: 14.6%

5. Amelia

Amelia, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,323People With High Rent: 61.9%
People With Long Commute: 66.9%
People Without Insurance: 12.1%

6. Hamilton

Hamilton, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 62,366People With High Rent: 48.8%
People With Long Commute: 36.5%
People Without Insurance: 14.3%

7. Lorain

Lorain, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 63,885People With High Rent: 54.3%
People With Long Commute: 30.9%
People Without Insurance: 12.7%

8. Bedford Heights

Bedford Heights, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,680People With High Rent: 49.9%
People With Long Commute: 34.8%
People Without Insurance: 14.0%

9. Maple Heights

Maple Heights, Ohio

Source: Google Maps

Population: 22,880People With High Rent: 51.8%
People With Long Commute: 31.2%
People Without Insurance: 11.8%

10. Kent

Kent, Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,367People With High Rent: 60.8%
People With Long Commute: 27.5%
People Without Insurance: 12.7%

Detailed List Of Stressed Places In Ohio

City Rank Population People With High Rent People With Long Commute People Without Insurance
East Cleveland 1 17,619 57.5% 41.8% 18.9%
Cleveland 2 392,114 52.8% 31.0% 15.9%
Euclid 3 48,313 55.5% 32.3% 13.4%
North College Hill 4 9,366 48.4% 36.1% 14.6%
Amelia 5 5,323 61.9% 66.9% 12.1%
Hamilton 6 62,366 48.8% 36.5% 14.3%
Lorain 7 63,885 54.3% 30.9% 12.7%
Bedford Heights 8 10,680 49.9% 34.8% 14.0%
Maple Heights 9 22,880 51.8% 31.2% 11.8%
Kent 10 29,367 60.8% 27.5% 12.7%
Whitehall 11 18,383 50.8% 22.1% 21.4%
Sheffield Lake 12 9,090 61.6% 44.4% 12.9%
Cincinnati 13 297,117 49.7% 25.6% 14.3%
Marion 14 36,791 58.2% 21.2% 14.8%
Circleville 15 13,395 51.2% 42.7% 13.2%
South Lebanon 16 5,215 62.4% 30.2% 12.9%
Akron 17 198,492 52.5% 22.2% 14.8%
Warrensville Heights 18 13,387 45.3% 41.0% 10.9%
Garfield Heights 19 28,492 50.4% 28.3% 10.6%
Cheviot 20 8,330 57.7% 29.8% 9.4%
Middletown 21 48,256 51.7% 26.9% 14.3%
New Carlisle 22 5,732 56.4% 24.5% 22.5%
Lima 23 38,432 55.1% 15.6% 16.6%
Forest Park 24 18,685 45.7% 29.6% 16.8%
Dayton 25 141,776 55.2% 18.6% 16.0%
Painesville 26 19,689 54.2% 22.3% 18.2%
Port Clinton 27 6,038 59.1% 26.4% 13.2%
Alliance 28 22,196 45.8% 27.0% 13.5%
East Liverpool 29 11,065 42.4% 34.4% 12.3%
Toledo 30 283,932 52.3% 15.9% 14.2%
Ashtabula 31 18,819 56.8% 18.7% 14.7%
Lancaster 32 39,105 55.2% 34.2% 10.5%
Canton 33 72,668 50.9% 18.3% 15.3%
Urbana 34 11,587 49.3% 33.4% 12.7%
Mount Healthy 35 6,061 48.6% 37.9% 8.9%
Springfield 36 60,216 53.1% 20.9% 13.1%
Newark 37 47,744 52.4% 26.2% 13.4%
Zanesville 38 25,444 51.8% 20.9% 14.6%
Trotwood 39 24,322 59.0% 35.4% 13.6%
Fostoria 40 13,003 55.6% 23.5% 13.1%
Parma Heights 41 20,490 44.4% 40.5% 11.7%
Youngstown 42 66,013 56.6% 18.2% 14.4%
Mentor-on-the-Lake 43 7,430 43.4% 32.5% 9.6%
Columbus 44 811,943 46.5% 23.2% 14.4%
Elyria 45 54,216 48.0% 27.4% 11.3%
Lakewood 46 51,434 40.2% 31.8% 13.1%
Ravenna 47 11,635 52.9% 29.5% 9.1%
Barberton 48 26,375 44.9% 22.8% 13.7%
Xenia 49 25,903 50.5% 29.8% 11.8%
Warren 50 40,925 52.7% 19.4% 12.9%
Uhrichsville 51 5,408 63.8% 15.8% 15.8%
Washington Court House 52 14,123 52.6% 26.6% 16.4%
Parma 53 80,699 45.6% 33.6% 10.3%
Springdale 54 11,201 49.8% 25.1% 17.7%
Cleveland Heights 55 45,657 47.8% 28.3% 8.6%
Greenville 56 13,121 47.2% 24.0% 12.8%
Norwood 57 19,170 47.9% 18.4% 16.9%
Chillicothe 58 21,802 41.5% 22.0% 15.7%
Kenton 59 7,783 40.6% 29.0% 16.7%
Logan 60 7,314 48.1% 30.6% 17.1%
Reading 61 10,357 47.2% 20.0% 11.8%
Fremont 62 16,555 51.5% 18.9% 13.0%
Trenton 63 12,091 45.6% 39.9% 8.6%
Brook Park 64 19,027 51.3% 26.8% 10.4%
Eastlake 65 18,448 45.8% 32.5% 10.5%
Struthers 66 10,574 41.0% 18.8% 13.1%
Wickliffe 67 12,671 55.1% 24.6% 8.5%
Fairfield 68 42,643 39.4% 31.7% 13.5%
Germantown 69 5,545 54.2% 36.8% 9.6%
Willard 70 6,163 39.5% 31.1% 12.6%
Medina 71 26,544 50.6% 40.5% 9.4%
Piqua 72 20,649 52.2% 14.5% 12.9%
South Euclid 73 22,052 41.3% 28.2% 9.7%
Hillsboro 74 6,570 38.4% 30.9% 15.0%
Milford 75 6,748 57.8% 35.5% 11.7%
Sandusky 76 25,626 43.1% 12.5% 15.5%
Fairborn 77 33,039 48.2% 19.4% 11.4%
Ironton 78 11,190 49.7% 16.8% 13.8%
John 79 5,154 32.2% 51.6% 12.1%
Mount Vernon 80 16,919 51.9% 17.9% 12.7%
Portsmouth 81 20,320 45.3% 18.4% 18.0%
Conneaut 82 12,836 51.5% 30.6% 12.6%
Campbell 83 8,127 44.0% 21.4% 9.8%
Nelsonville 84 5,596 49.3% 24.0% 12.2%
Reynoldsburg 85 36,439 43.7% 33.8% 9.2%
Geneva 86 6,158 47.8% 40.1% 11.1%
Bowling Green 87 31,366 58.1% 17.0% 8.1%
Bucyrus 88 12,140 45.8% 22.9% 12.0%
Eaton 89 8,334 47.7% 34.1% 9.7%
Cambridge 90 10,558 58.2% 18.0% 10.9%
Salem 91 12,214 41.4% 24.0% 16.2%
Martins Ferry 92 6,850 44.1% 19.0% 10.4%
Galion 93 10,314 43.1% 32.3% 11.6%
Dover 94 12,839 49.1% 24.5% 14.4%
Canal Fulton 95 5,479 40.0% 45.4% 12.8%
Huber Heights 96 38,484 48.8% 25.0% 10.7%
Vermilion 97 10,415 45.9% 44.7% 10.8%
Deer Park 98 5,720 60.4% 19.0% 8.2%
Franklin 99 11,817 48.6% 29.7% 10.1%
Fairview Park 100 16,625 37.7% 31.6% 9.8%
New Philadelphia 101 17,334 51.1% 21.7% 10.5%
Riverside 102 25,143 37.9% 12.0% 13.4%
Steubenville 103 18,437 47.8% 23.3% 10.6%
Massillon 104 32,224 45.6% 22.9% 10.5%
Brunswick 105 34,438 40.9% 45.5% 8.3%
Richmond Heights 106 10,508 40.1% 30.9% 9.3%
Willowick 107 14,084 40.6% 24.4% 8.3%
Bedford 108 12,927 45.0% 29.5% 8.9%
University Heights 109 13,404 52.2% 28.0% 4.4%
Carlisle 110 5,001 37.2% 42.6% 11.3%
Findlay 111 41,297 46.2% 13.0% 12.1%
Clayton 112 13,212 62.2% 34.5% 6.1%
Englewood 113 13,468 44.2% 32.5% 7.7%
Harrison 114 10,212 45.7% 50.0% 4.4%
West Carrollton 115 13,087 45.8% 19.1% 12.1%
Rittman 116 6,457 48.2% 36.8% 9.0%
Tiffin 117 17,835 37.3% 21.8% 9.9%
Berea 118 19,044 39.4% 28.1% 8.2%
Mansfield 119 47,150 43.7% 14.9% 13.2%
Wilmington 120 12,424 49.1% 23.0% 9.6%
Brookville 121 6,351 52.6% 22.9% 8.6%
Athens 122 24,151 69.1% 7.8% 4.4%
London 123 9,924 36.9% 30.3% 15.7%
Ada 124 6,112 50.4% 18.9% 6.6%
Olmsted Falls 125 8,943 44.3% 43.1% 6.6%
Bryan 126 8,523 51.2% 12.1% 10.1%
Norwalk 127 16,927 45.2% 25.1% 9.2%
Moraine 128 6,333 49.6% 18.7% 14.3%
Mayfield Heights 129 18,973 39.5% 24.8% 9.0%
Brooklyn 130 11,047 38.1% 24.3% 11.4%
Delaware 131 36,188 47.3% 45.1% 7.2%
North Ridgeville 132 30,680 44.6% 40.5% 6.7%
Lebanon 133 20,338 35.0% 35.7% 9.5%
Fairlawn 134 7,430 54.7% 24.0% 9.1%
Loveland 135 12,425 60.4% 29.2% 6.7%
Marietta 136 14,029 48.5% 11.9% 11.5%
Niles 137 19,028 34.3% 13.9% 14.1%
Willoughby 138 22,361 43.0% 27.4% 9.6%
Ashland 139 20,421 36.7% 21.0% 11.7%
Van Wert 140 10,859 41.0% 18.1% 12.9%
Celina 141 10,374 41.5% 16.5% 10.5%
Cortland 142 7,050 46.3% 32.1% 8.9%
Middleburg Heights 143 15,823 46.4% 28.6% 5.9%
North Olmsted 144 32,374 36.0% 30.8% 6.9%
Grafton 145 6,145 41.9% 34.3% 7.9%
Sharonville 146 13,836 49.0% 22.5% 12.0%
Lyndhurst 147 13,856 46.0% 31.9% 4.8%
Orrville 148 8,389 47.8% 21.4% 9.0%
Avon Lake 149 22,881 49.8% 40.0% 3.5%
Rocky River 150 20,145 39.2% 33.1% 6.7%
Shaker Heights 151 28,071 45.4% 26.3% 5.2%
Kettering 152 56,138 41.2% 18.7% 10.1%
Bellefontaine 153 13,141 42.8% 18.8% 12.5%
Pickerington 154 19,014 36.2% 42.2% 5.2%
Delphos 155 7,267 32.0% 21.9% 11.2%
Mentor 156 47,008 49.7% 33.0% 5.9%
Defiance 157 16,646 45.4% 19.6% 10.4%
Wadsworth 158 21,752 42.9% 27.7% 8.9%
Sidney 159 21,126 44.7% 15.2% 11.1%
Wellston 160 5,590 31.8% 35.5% 9.3%
Union 161 6,425 43.5% 42.4% 8.6%
Seven Hills 162 11,735 32.5% 37.5% 4.3%
Strongsville 163 44,649 40.0% 43.8% 5.1%
Miamisburg 164 20,168 53.6% 21.3% 7.7%
Monroe 165 13,633 54.2% 37.3% 6.4%
Coshocton 166 11,179 44.4% 13.9% 11.5%
Cuyahoga Falls 167 49,316 40.2% 25.9% 9.7%
Girard 168 9,799 42.5% 20.0% 10.5%
Avon 169 21,783 53.1% 38.1% 3.8%
Montgomery 170 10,332 60.6% 26.0% 3.1%
Wauseon 171 6,953 46.2% 20.9% 7.7%
Streetsboro 172 16,152 42.6% 35.0% 9.0%
Jackson 173 6,343 38.3% 25.9% 10.3%
Vandalia 174 15,220 45.1% 20.6% 9.5%
Wellington 175 5,004 27.9% 39.9% 9.0%
Hudson 176 22,351 49.5% 41.8% 3.7%
Norton 177 12,052 54.6% 25.8% 7.6%
North Canton 178 17,437 42.2% 18.8% 8.2%
Hilliard 179 30,815 39.6% 28.6% 6.5%
Napoleon 180 8,940 37.8% 18.6% 11.8%
Hubbard 181 7,787 42.6% 27.8% 8.1%
Troy 182 25,334 38.4% 20.6% 9.6%
Lexington 183 5,706 50.7% 22.1% 10.3%
Belpre 184 6,431 41.5% 17.0% 11.3%
Oxford 185 21,552 62.5% 13.2% 4.8%
North Royalton 186 30,353 30.1% 46.3% 8.2%
Upper Sandusky 187 6,792 41.9% 20.5% 10.5%
Marysville 188 22,773 43.8% 27.6% 8.3%
Twinsburg 189 18,784 48.4% 39.5% 3.3%
Clyde 190 6,350 46.4% 19.5% 8.7%
Bellbrook 191 7,035 52.6% 19.4% 3.1%
Beachwood 192 11,855 52.4% 25.4% 2.5%
Bay Village 193 15,508 36.6% 34.5% 3.6%
Broadview Heights 194 19,309 24.5% 44.9% 7.4%
Pataskala 195 15,069 38.9% 42.4% 9.7%
Grove City 196 36,981 37.3% 23.4% 9.5%
Gahanna 197 33,786 43.8% 21.0% 5.4%
Westlake 198 32,513 37.1% 33.4% 4.6%
Mason 199 31,289 40.6% 33.5% 4.5%
Aurora 200 15,568 42.8% 39.7% 5.2%
Solon 201 23,177 41.8% 40.1% 4.7%
Northwood 202 5,285 28.3% 19.1% 11.1%
Stow 203 34,741 34.4% 31.1% 5.0%
Shelby 204 9,149 42.0% 16.9% 10.6%
Bexley 205 13,286 46.9% 12.8% 4.6%
Powell 206 12,012 39.1% 32.7% 0.7%
Wooster 207 26,353 45.8% 18.1% 9.0%
Heath 208 10,381 40.3% 23.0% 10.0%
Oberlin 209 8,368 43.1% 14.9% 7.9%
Waterville 210 5,499 54.4% 26.2% 5.8%
Chardon 211 5,161 41.2% 36.7% 5.7%
Groveport 212 5,535 46.2% 23.5% 10.2%
Sylvania 213 18,923 39.3% 19.0% 5.3%
Tallmadge 214 17,463 52.7% 18.2% 5.9%
Centerville 215 23,986 37.8% 21.3% 5.6%
Canfield 216 7,443 46.0% 17.7% 6.9%
Highland Heights 217 8,324 48.8% 25.4% 3.7%
Amherst 218 12,080 38.5% 21.6% 5.8%
Blue Ash 219 12,124 45.1% 21.1% 4.6%
Westerville 220 37,101 38.8% 22.6% 5.1%
Bellevue 221 8,157 33.8% 21.0% 9.4%
Louisville 222 9,151 39.9% 29.9% 6.5%
Brecksville 223 13,543 42.8% 38.5% 4.6%
New Franklin 224 14,245 31.9% 33.9% 7.0%
St. Marys 225 8,193 36.4% 19.5% 9.5%
Springboro 226 17,499 34.7% 26.8% 3.8%
Huron 227 7,095 33.4% 18.3% 10.2%
Wapakoneta 228 9,853 23.6% 21.3% 10.1%
Willoughby Hills 229 9,446 40.9% 25.7% 7.7%
Wyoming 230 8,404 33.8% 25.6% 4.0%
Macedonia 231 11,364 30.3% 36.1% 2.7%
Tipp City 232 9,778 30.1% 21.7% 8.5%
Oregon 233 20,282 39.1% 20.0% 8.3%
Munroe Falls 234 5,037 35.2% 20.3% 5.1%
St. Clairsville 235 5,151 33.7% 24.6% 5.2%
Green 236 25,835 37.2% 23.0% 8.1%
Upper Arlington 237 34,191 34.7% 15.9% 4.0%
Grandview Heights 238 6,836 21.4% 10.7% 6.1%
Perrysburg 239 21,122 35.7% 17.2% 5.1%
Oakwood 240 9,150 27.5% 17.4% 4.8%
Maumee 241 14,148 37.7% 17.1% 7.2%
Rossford 242 6,434 32.1% 12.5% 6.6%
Worthington 243 13,727 36.8% 18.3% 4.2%
Ontario 244 6,160 37.7% 16.8% 7.4%
Madeira 245 8,801 21.8% 16.8% 6.3%
Dublin 246 42,378 24.5% 28.5% 2.5%
Canal Winchester 247 7,334 30.1% 37.6% 4.0%
Kirtland 248 6,838 36.8% 32.4% 3.5%
Beavercreek 249 45,738 30.4% 12.9% 5.6%
Columbiana 250 6,341 34.0% 20.0% 8.6%
Pepper Pike 251 6,079 18.8% 29.9% 2.9%
New Albany 252 8,169 18.2% 26.7% 1.6%
Independence 253 7,136 13.1% 22.0% 1.1%
Granville 254 5,689 18.0% 23.1% 3.1%
The Village of Indian Hill 255 5,802 4.1% 14.7% 0.7%

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