These Are The 10 Most Stressed Cities In Arkansas

We analyzed over 90 places in Arkansas to identify the ones that are going grey at a young age.

John McLeanby John McLeanRankings - 2 years ago

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When it comes down to it, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is really all about maintaining an appropriate level of happiness. Because that’s the goal of the end day, finding the right level of work that still allows you to enjoy life.
Some people actually enjoy sacrificing a bit of their personal life in pursuit of their career. And some would prefer to get out on the town on Friday nights.

Well, these places in Arkansas haven’t quite gotten that down yet and are relatively stressed because of it. They are places where people struggle to find steady jobs, can’t always live comfortably, and then don’t get to enjoy things like family and friends as often as they would like.

We took a look at data from the most recent American Community Survey from the Census Department to identify which of the 100 biggest places in Arkansas have failed to master the art of not bringing work home with them and living a balanced lifestyle.

After getting home late for dinner because of rush hour traffic, we were left with this set of ten places in the Natural State that have the most stress:

  1. Hot Springs Village
  2. Cherokee Village
  3. Rockwell
  4. Bella Vista
  5. East End
  6. Prairie Grove
  7. Haskell
  8. Piggott
  9. Ward
  10. Corning

Read on to see how we identified the towns that are tearing their hair out from all the stress.

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How we determined the places in Arkansas with the Most Stress

There are certain characteristics that all people that have achieved work-life balance share — happiness and satisfaction.

They get to spend an adequate amount of time on the job above and then spend the rest of the time doing things that make them happy.

With that in mind, we identified this set of criteria from the American Community Survey:




1. Hot Springs Village

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,183
Average Hours Worked: 40,8

2. Cherokee Village

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,529
Average Hours Worked: 41.9

3. Rockwell

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,554
Average Hours Worked: 42.4

4. Bella Vista

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,875
Average Hours Worked: 41.4

5. East End

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,503
Average Hours Worked: 40.5

6. Prairie Grove

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,539
Average Hours Worked: 39.6

7. Haskell

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,147
Average Hours Worked: 39.6

8. Piggott

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,797
Average Hours Worked: 38.9

9. Ward

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,235
Average Hours Worked: 40.5

10. Corning

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,314
Average Hours Worked: 40

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