Tense towns stuck in worry mode.

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With stress affecting more than 100,000,000 Americans and costing our society more than $300,000,000,000 in annual health spending, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an analysis to determine 2016's Most & Least Stressed Cities in the U.S. in order to identify where citizens cope with stress better than others, WalletHub's analysts compared the 150 largest cities across 27 key metrics, ranging from average work hours to debt load to divorce and suicide rates.

The most stressed cities, starting at the top, are Detroit, Mich.; Mobile, Ala.; Birmingham, Ala.; Memphis, Tenn.; Cleveland, Ohio; Shreveport, La.; Columbus, Ga.; New Orleans, La.; Newark, N.J.; and Montgomery, Ala.

The least stressed cities are Fremont, Calif.; Irvine, Calif.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Madison, Wis.; San Jose, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Plano, Texas; Overland Park, Kan.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and San Diego, Calif.

The stats also reveal that:

* Greensboro, N.C., has the lowest commuter stress index, 1.11; Los Angeles, Calif., the highest, 1.62.

* Lincoln, Neb., has the lowest unemployment...

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