WalletHub recently did a study on the Most & Least Stressed Cities in America… and Worcester made the top 20 list for cities who are most stressed out by their families.

Worcester, the first city from Massachusetts to make the list, ranked #78 overall on the most stressed list. BUT – it ranked #16 for the cities who are most stressed out by their families. It also came in at #86 for work stress, #116 for health and safety stress, and #131 for financial stress. Boston is the only other city in Massachusetts to make the list, coming in at #134 overall.

The study compared compared more than 180 cities across 41 key metrics, including:

  • COVID-19 cases
  • Suicide rate
  • Divorce rate
  • Crime rate
  • Average weekly work hours
  • Job security
  • Median credit score
  • Poverty rate
  • Most/least affordable housing
  • Percentage of adults in fair/poor health
  • Average hours of sleep per night

Cleveland, OH came in at #1 as the most stressed city. Scroll below to see the top 10 and click here for the full study.

  • 1. Cleveland, OH

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  • 2. Detroit, MI

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  • 3. New Orleans, LA

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  • 4. Baltimore, MD

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  • 5. Newark, NJ

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  • 6. San Bernardino, CA

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  • 7. Birmingham, AL

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  • 8. North Las Vegas, NV

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  • 9. Philadelphia, PA

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  • 10. Memphis, TN

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