Stress alone may not kill us, but it has been shown to cause damage that can shorten a person’s life.

There are many different causes of stress, including money, health, and relationships. While some causes of stress are completely out of our control, other causes are very much within our control, such as where we live. In March, a report from WalletHub ranked Texas No.10 on its list of “Most Stressed States” based on 40 key indicators, including average hours worked per week. personal bankruptcy rate, and the share of adults getting adequate sleep. Texas ranked one spot better than when The Dallas Express reported the results from the WalletHub rankings in 2022. 

Despite the Lone Star State’s poor overall showing, only five cities ranked among the top 50 “Most Stressed Cities in America” in the latest study, while another 11 Texas cities made the rankings of 180 cities. 

Here’s the start of the report from WalletHub — click on the link to see which Texas cities made the list and where they ranked: 

Stress is inevitable. Everyone experiences some degree of it normally, but the past few years have elevated Americans’ stress levels with everything from a pandemic to high inflation and spiking homicide rates.

Money, health and the economy all remain top stressors, but around 3 in 5 adults don’t talk about their stress because they don’t want to be a burden on other people. Stress isn’t just harmful to individuals, though – by one estimate, workplace-related stress alone costs the country more than $300 billion per year.

To determine where Americans cope the best, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 39 key metrics. Our data set ranges from average weekly work hours to the unemployment rate to divorce and suicide rates.