You know that tight feeling in your chest when you start a new job? That’s stress.
And there are certain places in Utah 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 Utah take being stressed to the next level?
It turns out the good people of West Valley City have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in Utah. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Beehive State:
Read on to see why these places in Utah 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 85 places in Utah 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 85 (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 Beehive 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 85 places we analyzed.
Population: 132,329People With High Rent: 56.7%
People With Long Commute: 26.6%
People Without Insurance: 24.6%
Population: 24,315People With High Rent: 57.0%
People With Long Commute: 27.2%
People Without Insurance: 23.4%
Population: 5,145People With High Rent: 46.9%
People With Long Commute: 23.6%
People Without Insurance: 17.4%
Population: 29,957People With High Rent: 42.5%
People With Long Commute: 27.3%
People Without Insurance: 21.1%
Population: 12,434People With High Rent: 57.6%
People With Long Commute: 38.2%
People Without Insurance: 16.8%
Population: 83,767People With High Rent: 47.5%
People With Long Commute: 21.2%
People Without Insurance: 22.7%
Population: 59,920People With High Rent: 50.2%
People With Long Commute: 19.2%
People Without Insurance: 18.6%
Population: 47,909People With High Rent: 52.8%
People With Long Commute: 22.9%
People Without Insurance: 14.7%
Population: 30,361People With High Rent: 50.2%
People With Long Commute: 22.2%
People Without Insurance: 13.1%
Population: 108,062People With High Rent: 48.1%
People With Long Commute: 32.8%
People Without Insurance: 11.5%
|West Valley City||1|
|South Salt Lake||2|
|Salt Lake City||14|
|North Salt Lake||39|