COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — A recent study from WalletHub found Cleveland is the most stressed city in America. According to the study, five Ohio cities were among the most stressed cities in the country.
WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 41 metrics. Data sets in the study ranged from COVID-19 cases to average weekly work hours to divorce and suicide rates.
Cities were scored from financial stress, family stress, work stress, and health and safety stress.
According to the study, Cleveland has the most financial and family stress, is third in health and safety stress, and is 147th in work stress. It's total score in the study is 61.55, well above the second-most stressed city, Detroit, which has a score of 56.66.
Toledo is ranked the 20th most stressed city in the country with a score of 52.17. It is ranked eighth for financial stress.
Akron is ranked fourth for financial stress and is ranked as the 22nd most stressed city.
With a total score of 50.72, Cincinnati is ranked as the 26th most stressed city in the United States.
Columbus is ranked 83rd on the list of most stressed cities in the country with a total score of 43.88. Columbus is ranked 116th for work stress, 87th for financial stress, 76th for family, and 59th for health and safety stress.
Stress in inevitable, but WalletHub said the COVID-19 pandemic has created a much more stressful environment than usual. 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.