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Lincoln is least-stressed city in the country, report says
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Lincoln is least-stressed city in the country, report says

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Lincolnites apparently aren't letting social distancing, quarantine isolation and doubts about the Husker football season get them down.

According to personal finance website WalletHub, Lincoln is the least-stressed city in the country right now.

In May, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that 39% of Americans said the coronavirus pandemic was having a negative effect on their mental health, so WalletHub set out to compare 182 cities across 42 metrics to find out the most- and least-stressed among them.

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Among the areas where Lincoln scored very well compared with other cities were stress at work, where it had the third-lowest rate, and family stress, where it had the sixth-lowest rate.

Most of the least-stressed cities are in the Midwest and Plains. Of the seven least-stressed cities, six were in that part of the country, including Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota; and Madison, Wisconsin. Omaha also fared well, ranking as the 22nd-least-stressed city.

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By contrast, many of the most-stressed cities are larger industrial cities in the Rust Belt and Southeast. Cleveland is the most-stressed city, followed by Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama. Others among the most-stressed include Baltimore, New Orleans and St. Louis.

You can see the full report at: wallethub.com/edu/most-least-stressed-cities/22759/

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Reach the writer at 402-473-2647 or molberding@journalstar.com.

On Twitter @LincolnBizBuzz.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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