These Are The 10 Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

We used data and science to identify the cities in Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Nutmeg State that have the most stress:

  1. Jewett City
  2. Westbrook Center
  3. Stafford Springs
  4. Westbrook Village
  5. Rockville
  6. Moosup
  7. Terryville
  8. New Milford
  9. Madison Center
  10. Essex Village

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 Connecticut 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. Jewett City

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,486
Average Hours Worked: 39.1

2. Westbrook Center

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,114
Average Hours Worked: 37.4

3. Stafford Springs

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,961
Average Hours Worked: 38.8

4. Plainfield Village

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,075
Average Hours Worked: 39.9

5. Rockville

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,328
Average Hours Worked: 36.9

6. Moosup

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,905
Average Hours Worked: 38.5

7. Terryville

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,078
Average Hours Worked: 38.8

8. New Milford

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,371
Average Hours Worked: 38.5

9. Madison Center

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,497
Average Hours Worked: 38.7

10. Essex Village

Most Stressed Cities In Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,436
Average Hours Worked: 36.9

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