Don't Stress Out

Dallas suburb chills out as one of America's least stressed cities

Dallas suburb chills out as one of America's least stressed cities

Downtown Plano
Plano knows how to chill, according to WalletHub.  Photo courtesy of City of Plano

We already know Plano has one of the best ZIP codes for schools and is as caring a city as you'll find. Now, it's time to chill out, because Plano is apparently worry free too. According to a recent study by personal finance website WalletHub, Plano is one of the least stressed cities in the country.

The study ranked 150 U.S. cities on a scale of most to least stressed, with No. 1 being the most stressed (Detroit) and No. 150 being the least (Fremont, California). And where did Plano fit in? At an impressive No. 144.

In order to identify the most and least stressed cities in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated cities across five key stress factors: work, money, family issues, health and safety, and the ability to cope with stress.

While Plano ranked third highest for average hours worked per week, it had one of the lowest poverty and divorce rates and some of the most affordable housing.

Austin also landed in the 25 least stressful, with a ranking of No. 138. Other Texas cities didn’t fare as well. Laredo and El Paso were ranked Nos. 55 and 58, respectively, while Houston was No. 68.

Fort Worth (No. 74), Arlington (No. 78), Dallas (No. 91), and San Antonio fell somewhere in the middle.