Career website lists ’10 stressed places in Hawaii’

The career website Zippia released Wednesday morning its list of the most stressed places in Hawaii.

In order to measure stress, the website selected a set of six criteria that reflect its root causes for most people and used them to look at the 96 places in Hawaii with a population over 2,000 according to the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Percentage of population with a long commute (over 30 minutes)
  • Unemployment rate
  • Hours worked
  • Population density
  • Percentage of income spent on rent
  • Percentage of population without health insurance

The higher any of these was, the more stressful the people of the place are.

Based on the six individual criteria, Maili was considered the most stressed place in Hawaii, with a population of 9,399, 74.4 percent of residents paying high rent, 72.3 percent who make a long work commute, and 6.9 percent without health insurance.

The complete list:

  1. Maili
  2. Iroquois Point
  3. Makaha
  4. Ewa Beach
  5. Waianae
  6. Ocean Pointe
  7. Nanakuli
  8. Anahola (Kauai)
  9. Pupukea
  10. Ewa Gentry

The 10 least stressed places in Hawaii, according to the report, are Mountain View (Hawaii), Kaunakakai (Molokai), Lawai (Kauai), Hanapepe (Kauai), Lanai City (Lanai), Volcano (Hawaii), Heeia, Kualapuu (Molokai), Honaunau-Napoopoo (Hawaii) and Laie (Oahu).

For more information and a complete breakdown of the 96 places listed, click here.

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