Based on things like commute time and unemployment, this is Maine's most stressed out city.

 

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Really? That seems odd. Zippia, a resource for finding a job, decided to find out just how stressed out cities are.

They used the most recent data from the U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics and then ranked them using the following:

  • Unemployment
  • Hours Worked
  • Commute Times
  • Population Density
  • Home Price to Income Ratio
  • Percent of Uninsured Population

 

You might think that OOB would be chill. Not according to the stats. But, let's put it all in perspective. Of the 50 states, Maine ranked pretty low on the charts coming in at 44th overall. So, really - we may be stressed...but it's Maine stress.

Zippia.com

The top 3 cities for stress are: South Miami, Florida; Huran, California and coming in as THE most stressed city in the whole country - West New York, New Jersey.

I'll tell you why they are stressed...they are experiencing an identity crisis.

Next time I'm in OOB, I'm gonna look around and see how stressed people are?