Worcester Ranked in Top 50 Most-Stressed Cities in America

by | Jul 13, 2020 | Headlines, News

Does COVID-19 have you feeling a bit stressed out lately?

According to the data experts at WalletHub, nearly four in 10 Americans experiencing significant stress due to COVID-19.

On Monday, WalletHub released their report on 2020’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America.

In order to determine where Americans cope best with their stress, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 42 key metrics. The data set ranges from how vulnerable the state is to COVID-19 to average weekly work hours to divorce and suicide rates.

SEE MAP BELOW: The Most and Least Stressed Cities in America

Of the 182 cities studied, Worcester ranked #49 overall for stress related to work, finances, family and health. Among New England cities, Worcester was the fourth-most stressed out, behind only Bridgeport, New Haven and Providence.

Here are the most and least stressed cities in America, according to WalletHub:

Most Stressed CitiesLeast Stressed Cities
1. Cleveland, OH173. Billings, MT
2. Detroit, MI174. Fremont, CA
3. Birmingham, AL175. South Burlington, VT
4. Gulfport, MS176. Madison, WI
5. Newark, NJ177. Bismarck, ND
6. Baltimore, MD178. Overland Park, KS
7. New Orleans, LA179. Fargo, ND
8. St. Louis, MO180. Sioux Falls, SD
9. Mobile, AL181. Boise, ID
10. Jackson, MS182. Lincoln, NE


Scroll the map below to see how Worcester compares to other cities across the country:

Source: WalletHub

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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]