Photo by Jennifer Baron
Photo by Jennifer Baron.

Every city in the country is stressed right now but some more than others, according to WalletHub, a real estate site that has published an annual ranking of most stressed cities.

In its most recent study, Cleveland came out on top as the most stressed city while Pittsburgh weighed in at #97, in the middle of the pack.

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

Rankings are based on four categories: work stress, financial stress, family stress and health and safety stress.

Work stress includes factors such as unemployment, traffic congestion and job satisfaction. Financial stress includes median household income, poverty and debt rates and food insecurity. Family stress includes divorce rate, the childcare to worker ratio and the strength of social ties. Healthy and safety includes everything from obesity rates to suicide rates and share of smokers and rate of physical activity.

According to WalletHub’s four categories, Pittsburgh ranked 82 for work stress, 93 for financial stress, 140 for family stress and 67 for health and safety stress.

Here are the top 10 most stressed cities according to WalletHub:

Wallet Hub rankings of most stressed cities in 2020.

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