Sacramento, Stressed Out City?

I always saw our fair city as pretty laid back, quiet and serene, but apparently not true, according to this reporting from the Sacramento Business Journal.

An excerpt.

“A recent study ranked Sacramentoas the No. 8 most-stressful city, based on analysis of the rate of suicide, divorce, crime, unemployment and long commutes.

“According to the study by Sperling’s Best Places, Tampa-St. Petersburg ranked as the most stressful metro area overall, and five Florida metro areas were ranked in the top 10.

“The study found that Sacramento’s stress comes in the form of high unemployment, an 11.2 percent divorce rate, a one-way average commute time of 27.5 minutes and 478.1 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

“Riverside-San Bernardino, ranked as No. 7 most stressful, was the only other California city among the top 10.”

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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