These Are The 10 Stressed Places In Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma take being stressed to the next level?

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

  1. Wagoner
  2. Holdenville
  3. Tahlequah
  4. Anadarko
  5. Claremore
  6. Cushing
  7. Warr Acres
  8. Okmulgee
  9. Blackwell
  10. Vinita

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

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How We Measured Stress In Oklahoma (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 74 places in Oklahoma 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 74 (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 Sooner 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 74 places we analyzed.

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1. Wagoner

Wagoner, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,499People With High Rent: 51.3%
People With Long Commute: 43.7%
People Without Insurance: 24.3%

2. Holdenville

Holdenville, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,768People With High Rent: 42.0%
People With Long Commute: 29.5%
People Without Insurance: 23.6%

3. Tahlequah

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,190People With High Rent: 47.1%
People With Long Commute: 22.4%
People Without Insurance: 26.7%

4. Anadarko

Anadarko, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,786People With High Rent: 44.8%
People With Long Commute: 20.3%
People Without Insurance: 37.0%

5. Claremore

Claremore, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,849People With High Rent: 46.5%
People With Long Commute: 30.9%
People Without Insurance: 18.0%

6. Cushing

Cushing, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,870People With High Rent: 41.3%
People With Long Commute: 22.6%
People Without Insurance: 21.7%

7. Warr Acres

Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Population: 10,268 People With High Rent: 47.7%
People With Long Commute: 20.3%
People Without Insurance: 26.9%

8. Okmulgee

Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,398People With High Rent: 46.3%
People With Long Commute: 22.6%
People Without Insurance: 19.0%

9. Blackwell

Blackwell, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,957People With High Rent: 27.8%
People With Long Commute: 21.6%
People Without Insurance: 25.2%

10. Vinita

Vinita, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,637People With High Rent: 42.6%
People With Long Commute: 20.4%
People Without Insurance: 22.3%

Detailed List Of Stressed Places In Oklahoma

City Rank Population People With High Rent People With Long Commute People Without Insurance
Wagoner 1 8,499 51.3% 43.7% 24.3%
Holdenville 2 5,768 42.0% 29.5% 23.6%
Tahlequah 3 16,190 47.1% 22.4% 26.7%
Anadarko 4 6,786 44.8% 20.3% 37.0%
Claremore 5 18,849 46.5% 30.9% 18.0%
Cushing 6 7,870 41.3% 22.6% 21.7%
Warr Acres 7 10,268 47.7% 20.3% 26.9%
Okmulgee 8 12,398 46.3% 22.6% 19.0%
Blackwell 9 6,957 27.8% 21.6% 25.2%
Vinita 10 5,637 42.6% 20.4% 22.3%
Tulsa 11 395,599 45.2% 14.6% 20.7%
Tecumseh 12 6,556 47.4% 27.7% 20.6%
Hugo 13 5,294 50.4% 15.2% 21.4%
Miami 14 13,669 47.7% 18.4% 19.1%
Midwest City 15 55,964 43.1% 25.4% 15.2%
Sallisaw 16 8,761 50.2% 20.3% 21.5%
Del City 17 21,756 44.0% 21.1% 16.5%
Pryor Creek 18 9,479 44.6% 19.3% 18.8%
Muskogee 19 38,937 48.8% 13.9% 21.1%
Moore 20 57,563 44.1% 27.6% 13.8%
Coweta 21 9,483 48.9% 36.7% 14.6%
Durant 22 16,507 49.6% 16.7% 21.7%
Weatherford 23 11,410 44.4% 19.7% 22.1%
Oklahoma City 24 600,729 46.1% 20.7% 19.6%
Glenpool 25 11,398 40.3% 27.9% 15.9%
Poteau 26 8,563 38.9% 24.2% 26.3%
Blanchard 27 7,625 46.8% 55.4% 17.0%
Lawton 28 97,788 42.6% 8.1% 17.0%
Bethany 29 19,390 46.2% 15.6% 17.7%
Sapulpa 30 20,308 41.2% 23.8% 17.6%
Guthrie 31 10,668 41.9% 36.2% 18.9%
Ada 32 17,061 47.6% 8.5% 20.9%
Collinsville 33 5,970 37.7% 32.0% 13.3%
Perry 34 5,087 58.6% 22.9% 10.8%
Seminole 35 7,493 38.4% 21.0% 20.1%
Henryetta 36 5,848 31.8% 22.2% 17.3%
Guymon 37 11,921 27.4% 15.7% 22.7%
McAlester 38 18,354 45.6% 10.1% 19.6%
Mustang 39 18,575 39.3% 32.7% 9.6%
Owasso 40 31,738 40.8% 24.2% 10.7%
Skiatook 41 7,571 38.5% 47.9% 17.5%
Shawnee 42 30,609 42.2% 20.4% 19.4%
Ponca City 43 24,951 40.4% 12.1% 16.6%
Idabel 44 7,015 46.1% 17.3% 18.8%
Altus 45 19,716 39.8% 8.8% 17.5%
Bixby 46 22,480 45.2% 30.2% 8.4%
El Reno 47 17,515 37.1% 26.5% 19.7%
Edmond 48 85,084 46.7% 24.8% 9.6%
Stillwater 49 46,851 57.5% 10.5% 13.0%
Grove 50 6,658 35.9% 24.4% 13.2%
Norman 51 115,521 49.7% 28.6% 12.3%
Duncan 52 23,364 41.4% 17.9% 17.5%
Broken Arrow 53 101,917 40.4% 19.9% 12.3%
Sand Springs 54 19,277 39.1% 27.3% 14.3%
Catoosa 55 7,407 28.3% 21.7% 22.0%
Choctaw 56 11,619 41.4% 44.0% 8.6%
Chickasha 57 16,195 38.4% 21.1% 18.0%
The Village 58 9,147 35.1% 19.7% 15.4%
Yukon 59 24,127 41.8% 25.0% 9.7%
Clinton 60 9,281 26.5% 15.4% 25.8%
Bartlesville 61 36,193 42.6% 10.9% 14.2%
Purcell 62 6,259 30.8% 32.8% 17.2%
Harrah 63 5,412 39.8% 60.9% 14.7%
Piedmont 64 6,232 44.1% 47.4% 5.5%
Noble 65 6,602 34.4% 28.7% 14.3%
Newcastle 66 8,383 43.1% 36.9% 6.2%
Pauls Valley 67 6,054 35.9% 20.5% 15.9%
Ardmore 68 24,877 36.4% 13.2% 19.2%
Tuttle 69 6,252 23.6% 52.5% 14.5%
Elk City 70 12,198 31.8% 13.8% 18.8%
Woodward 71 12,389 37.7% 13.3% 12.5%
Jenks 72 18,312 35.1% 18.6% 7.7%
Enid 73 50,232 30.6% 9.1% 15.9%
Lone Grove 74 5,142 26.6% 21.2% 14.3%

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