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Cleveland ranks as the most stressed city in America, according to new study

In a WalletHub study of more than 180 cities, none were more stressed than Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previously published story about WalletHub and Cleveland.

We've all had to deal with stress, especially over the past 16 months during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to a new study by WalletHub, no city in America is having a more difficult time handling stress in 2021 than Cleveland. 

To calculate the rankings for 2021's Most & Least Stressed Cities, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across four dimensions using 41 key metrics. The four dimensions are Work Stress, Financial Stress, Family Stress, and Health & Safety Stress. The key metrics range from COVID-19 cases to average weekly work hours to divorce and suicide rates.

Cleveland was No. 1 in financial stress and family stress in the key dimensions, and No. 3 in health & safety stress. Among key metrics, Cleveland was No. 1 in poverty rate as well as divorce rate, plus No. 2 in lowest average hours of sleep per night. 

A recent study on stress by the American Psychological Association found that more than 6 in 10 adults have had undesired weight changes since the start of the pandemic, and 1 in 4 essential workers have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

Here are the Top 10 Most Stressed Cities in the U.S., according to WalletHub:

  1. Cleveland
  2. Detroit
  3. New Orleans
  4. Baltimore
  5. Newark
  6. San Bernardino, CA
  7. Birmingham, AL
  8. North Las Vegas, NV
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Memphis

The least-stressed city in America? South Burlington, Vermont.

Here's how the rest of Ohio fared in the study:

  • No. 20 - Toledo
  • No. 22 - Akron
  • No. 26 - Cincinnati
  • No. 83 - Columbus

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