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America’s most stressed-out cities

Your thin wallet, your in-laws, your job — or the lack of one — are just a few of many subjects that likely send your stress level sailing. But the real question about stress is: Where do you live?

CNNMoney consulted American Psychological Association experts to rank the most stressed-out cities by commute times, hours worked, crime, unemployment and poverty. They took the biggest indicators of stress in urban areas and broke them down into the following categories: economy and money, work, family, lifestyle and crime.

Here are the top 10 most stressed-out cities:

1. New York

2. Detroit

3. Los Angeles

4. Riverside/San Bernardino, Calif.

5. Houston

6. Chicago

7. Miami

8. New Orleans

9. Atlanta

10. Memphis

It isn’t exactly surprising to see New York at the top of this list, though other rankings could be debated.

Washington, D.C., was No. 17 — slightly less stressed than Dallas.

The list doesn’t show least stressed cities, but here are a few less stressed-out ones:

50. Buffalo

51. Richmond

52. Minneapolis

53. Raleigh, N.C.

54. Rochester, N.Y.

55. Salt Lake City

Lindsey Bever is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post. Tweet her: @lindseybever



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