We analyzed over 118 places in Washington 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 Washington 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 take being stressed to the next level?
It turns out the good people of Toppenish have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in Washington. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Evergreen State:
Read on to see why these places in Washington 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 118 places in Washington 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 118 (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 Evergreen 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 118 places we analyzed.
Population: 9,007People With High Rent: 61.9%
People With Long Commute: 25.7%
People Without Insurance: 36.5%
Population: 11,023People With High Rent: 66.9%
People With Long Commute: 31.0%
People Without Insurance: 26.7%
Population: 122,620People With High Rent: 56.7%
People With Long Commute: 44.9%
People Without Insurance: 16.3%
Population: 6,845People With High Rent: 51.4%
People With Long Commute: 43.5%
People Without Insurance: 17.3%
Population: 27,606 People With High Rent: 53.8%
People With Long Commute: 42.5%
People Without Insurance: 23.2%
Population: 91,676People With High Rent: 53.8%
People With Long Commute: 47.4%
People Without Insurance: 16.3%
Population: 5,535People With High Rent: 53.6%
People With Long Commute: 43.7%
People Without Insurance: 19.3%
Population: 58,890People With High Rent: 57.3%
People With Long Commute: 29.0%
People Without Insurance: 13.8%
Population: 16,038People With High Rent: 52.9%
People With Long Commute: 30.4%
People Without Insurance: 35.9%
Population: 19,573People With High Rent: 56.4%
People With Long Commute: 39.4%
People Without Insurance: 19.8%
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