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Elizabeth City makes list of North Carolina’s most stressed cities

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 13:43:16-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Elizabeth City is the ninth most stressed city in North Carolina, according to a study by career website Zippia.

The stress levels were measured using six key factors: percentage of population with a commute over 30 minutes, unemployment rate, hours worked, population density, percentage of income spent on rent and percentage of population without health insurance.

According to the study, 54.9 percent of Elizabeth City’s population lives with high rent, 20 percent has a long commute and 21.5 percent of people are without insurance.

Here’s the full list of the Tar Heel State’s most stressed cities:

  1. Selma
  2. Roxboro
  3. Siler City
  4. Bessemer City
  5. Henderson
  6. Pineville
  7. Monroe
  8. Gastonia
  9. Elizabeth City
  10. Lincolnton

The study’s data came from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey for 2010-2014.