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Here Are The 10 Most Stressed Out Towns In Alabama

Nobody enjoys the feeling of stress. Unfortunately, we all deal with some type of stress daily. It can be something as small as being stuck in traffic, or something as large as the loss of a job.

Certain places in Alabama are far more stressful than others. The residents of these places must deal with things such as high rent, a long commute to and from work, and not having enough money to afford health insurance.

Recently, the website ZIPPIA measured stress in Alabama by following a list of six criteria: percentage of population with a long commute (over 30 minutes), unemployment rate, hours worked, population density, percentage of income spent on rent and percentage of population without health insurance. They specifically analyzed 105 places with a population of more than 5,000. All of the data they used came from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey for 2010-2014.

ZIPPIA ranked each of these places 1 to 105, with 1 being the most stressed place in Alabama. Next, these ranks averaged into a Stress Score. The place with the lowest overall score ended up being the most stressed place in Alabama.

According to ZIPPIA’s ranking, here are the 10 most stressed places in Alabama:

Do you live in one of Alabama’s most stressed places?

For a detailed ranking of all 105 places that ZIPPIA analyzed, visit their website and scroll towards the bottom.

Jennifer
Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State.