We analyzed over 25 places in Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont take being stressed to the next level?
It turns out the good people of Bellows Falls have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in Vermont. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Green Mountain State:
Read on to see why these places in Vermont 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 25 places in Vermont with a population over 2,000 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 25 (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 Green Mountain 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 25 places we analyzed.
Population: 2,766People With High Rent: 56.4%
People With Long Commute: 18.4%
People Without Insurance: 10.2%
Population: 6,889People With High Rent: 62.5%
People With Long Commute: 39.5%
People Without Insurance: 6.5%
Population: 2,138 People With High Rent: 57.1%
People With Long Commute: 32.7%
People Without Insurance: 10.0%
Population: 2,347 People With High Rent: 47.1%
People With Long Commute: 28.9%
People Without Insurance: 16.4%
Population: 8,933 People With High Rent: 60.5%
People With Long Commute: 14.0%
People Without Insurance: 7.6%
Population: 7,250People With High Rent: 54.8%
People With Long Commute: 19.3%
People Without Insurance: 7.3%
Population: 8,955People With High Rent: 57.5%
People With Long Commute: 20.0%
People Without Insurance: 6.7%
Population: 42,342People With High Rent: 58.3%
People With Long Commute: 16.6%
People Without Insurance: 6.4%
Population: 16,217People With High Rent: 56.2%
People With Long Commute: 13.6%
People Without Insurance: 6.5%
Population: 5,922People With High Rent: 52.3%
People With Long Commute: 18.6%
People Without Insurance: 9.3%
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