With high rates of divorce, suicide and alcohol use, coupled with long commute times, Seattle ranks as Americans ninth-most stressful city, according to a new study.
Research firm Sperling’s BestPlaces reports Tampa-St.Petersburg in Florida ranks as the nations most stressful city, followed by Las Vegas and Miami. Minneapolis is the nations least-stressful city, according to the report. Seattles place at No. 9 on the stress list surprised researchers.
“The real surprise here is Seattle. It isn’t a city we normally think of as stressful, but the divorces, suicides and alcohol use are near the 80th percentile for our study, commuting is painful, and crime is surprisingly high,” said researcher Bert Sperling, in a statement.