America’s Most Stressful Cities

Forbes has just released its list of Americas most stressful cities. To identify America’s most stressed-out cities, forbes measured the 40 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the U.S. on six metrics that either cause or are caused by stress: high unemployment, long commute times, long work hours, limited access to health care, poor physical health and a lack of exercise. Ahead, cities where stress is through the roof.

10. Detroit, Mich.

Metropolitan Statistical Area: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area


High Unemployment Rank: 3

Long Commute Times Rank: 23

Long Working Hours Rank: 30

Limited Health Care Rank: 16

Poor Physical Health Rank: 6

Limited Exercise Rank: 8

9. Chicago, Ill.

Metropolitan Statistical Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Chicago High Unemployment Rank: 13

Long Commute Times Rank: 4

Long Working Hours Rank: 24

Limited Health Care Rank: 14

Poor Physical Health Rank: 21

Limited Exercise Rank: 6

8. New York, N.Y.

Metropolitan Statistical Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

NY High Unemployment Rank: 26

Long Commute Times Rank: 1

Long Working Hours Rank: 20

Limited Health Care Rank: 15

Poor Physical Health Rank: 9

Limited Exercise Rank: 3

7. Dallas, Texas

Metropolitan Statistical Area: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Dallas, Texas High Unemployment Rank: 30

Long Commute Times Rank: 14

Long Working Hours Rank: 2

Limited Health Care Rank: 4

Poor Physical Health Rank: 19

Limited Exercise Rank: 2

6. Miami, Fla.

Metropolitan Statistical Area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Miami High Unemployment Rank: 6

Long Commute Times Rank: 13

Long Working Hours Rank: 12

Limited Health Care Rank: 10

Poor Physical Health Rank: 25

Limited Exercise Rank: 4

5. Riverside, Calif.

Metropolitan Statistical Area: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., Metropolitan Statistical Area

Riverside California High Unemployment Rank: 2

Long Commute Times Rank: 3

Long Working Hours Rank: 26

Limited Health Care Rank: 6

Poor Physical Health Rank: 7

Limited Exercise Rank: 16


4. Tampa, Fla.

Metropolitan Statistical Area: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area


Tampa, Florida High Unemployment Rank: 5

Long Commute Times Rank: 17

Long Working Hours Rank: 10

Limited Health Care Rank: 13

Poor Physical Health Rank: 4

Limited Exercise Rank: 9


3. Houston, Texas

Metropolitan Statistical Area: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area


Houston, Texas High Unemployment Rank: 26

Long Commute Times Rank: 10

Long Working Hours Rank: 1

Limited Health Care Rank: 1

Poor Physical Health Rank: 5

Limited Exercise Rank: 11


2. Los Angeles, Calif.

Metropolitan Statistical Area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Los Angeles High Unemployment Rank: 7

Long Commute Times Rank: 6

Long Working Hours Rank: 26

Limited Health Care Rank: 2

Poor Physical Health Rank: 1

Limited Exercise Rank: 11


1. Las Vegas, Nev.

Metropolitan Statistical Area: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Los Vegas High Unemployment Rank: 1

Long Commute Times Rank: 32

Long Working Hours Rank: 6

Limited Health Care Rank: 3

Poor Physical Health Rank: 2

Limited Exercise Rank: 1

Hitesh Anand

I am a post graduate from Newcastle University, UK. I like studying and analyzing economic data and financial health of world.

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