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Posted at 2:52 PM ET, 09/ 8/2010

D.C. is 15th-most stressful city

By Washington Post editors

Washington ranks as the 15th-most stressful city among the nation’s 50 largest metros in a stress ranking from, the Washington Business Journal reports. based its rankings on 10 factors it says could be measured objectively.

Those factors include unemployment, change in income, the number of residents living below the poverty level, the amount of sunshine, the ozone level, robbery and murder rates, mortgage affordability, commute times, population and the number of deaths from circulatory system-related diseases.

Read more about other cities' stress levels in the Washington Business Journal.

By Washington Post editors  | September 8, 2010; 2:52 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  
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I took a look at this map and noticed that DC was only surpassed in murder rates by Detroit and New Orleans.

Given the prosperity that DC has seen contrary to the rest of the country and considering we have one of the smallest populations the rate of crime in DC appeared very high in comparison.

Posted by: Redial1 | September 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Wonder how many of the most stressful cities have mayors who are Democrats? Think I'll find out...

Posted by: CubsFan | September 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

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