Stress, we all have it. Some just have more of it than others.

And there are factors that are beyond our direct control that affect that. More on that in a bit.

The folks at Zippia analyzed several components to come up with a list of the most stressed cities in Louisiana.

Here are the top 10 stressed out places in the Pelican State:

  1. Jeanerette
  2. Walker
  3. Kenner
  4. Gretna
  5. Bastrop
  6. Bogalusa
  7. Westwego
  8. Hammond
  9. New Orleans
  10. Baker

In order to measure stress, Zippia selected a set of six criteria that reflected the root causes of stress for most people. They then looked at the 64 places in Louisiana with a population over 5,000.

The six criteria included:

  1. Percentage of population with a long commute (over 30 minutes)
  2. Unemployment Rate
  3. Hours worked
  4. Population density
  5. Percentage of income spent on rent
  6. Percentage of population without health insurance

The good news is that the least stressed cities in the state are top-heavy with Acadiana cities!

Here are the 10 least stressful places in the state:

  1. Youngsville
  2. Broussard
  3. Scott
  4. Oakdale
  5. Pineville
  6. St. Gabriel
  7. Plaquemine
  8. Zachary
  9. Central
  10. Bossier City

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