These Are The 10 Stressed Places In Washington Dc

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 Washington Dc 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 Washington Dc take being stressed to the next level?

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

  1. Washington

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

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How We Measured Stress In Washington Dc (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 1 places in Washington Dc with a population over 2,000 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 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 1 (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 .

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 1 places we analyzed.

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1. Washington


Population: 633,736 People With High Rent: 46.3%
People With Long Commute: 48.9%
People Without Insurance: 6.4%

Detailed List Of Stressed Places In Washington Dc

City Rank Population People With High Rent People With Long Commute People Without Insurance
Washington 1 633,736 46.3% 48.9% 6.4%