You know that tight feeling in your chest when you start a new job? That’s stress.
And there are certain places in South 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 South Carolina take being stressed to the next level?
It turns out the good people of Marion have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in South Carolina. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Palmetto State:
Read on to see why these places in South 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 62 places in South Carolina with a population over 5,000 according to the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:
The higher any of these are, 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 62 (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 Palmetto 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 62 places we analyzed.
Population: 6,833 People With High Rent: 60.2%
People With Long Commute: 39.3%
People Without Insurance: 17.2%
Population: 8,711 People With High Rent: 49.6%
People With Long Commute: 42.8%
People Without Insurance: 26.4%
Population: 5,321 People With High Rent: 62.0%
People With Long Commute: 45.7%
People Without Insurance: 14.5%
Population: 5,543People With High Rent: 45.9%
People With Long Commute: 43.7%
People Without Insurance: 16.3%
Population: 6,720People With High Rent: 52.9%
People With Long Commute: 33.1%
People Without Insurance: 15.1%
Population: 23,296People With High Rent: 59.6%
People With Long Commute: 21.6%
People Without Insurance: 20.0%
Population: 5,242 People With High Rent: 70.6%
People With Long Commute: 37.1%
People Without Insurance: 14.4%
Population: 102,143People With High Rent: 55.0%
People With Long Commute: 26.4%
People Without Insurance: 22.1%
Population: 44,717People With High Rent: 50.8%
People With Long Commute: 42.7%
People Without Insurance: 13.3%
Population: 8,801People With High Rent: 46.1%
People With Long Commute: 35.3%
People Without Insurance: 19.0%
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