ZIPPIA: Broussard and Youngsville least stressful cities in Louisiana


(KLFY)— According to ZIPPIA, the least stressful place to live in Louisiana, is right here in Acadiana, with Youngsville being at the top of the list.

The company recently analyzed 64 places to live in Louisiana both blossoming cities and those that have been here forever.

The team measured stress in the cities, but how did they get these conclusions?

According to ZIPPIA, six criteria which they say reflect the root cause of stressing out was measured in 64 places in Louisiana with a population of at least 5,000 people according to the 2010-2014 American Community Survey.

The six criteria is as follows:

  1. Percentage of population with a long commute (over 30 minutes)
  2. Unemployment Rate
  3. Hours worked
  4. Population density
  5. Percentage of income spent on rent
  6. Percentage of population without health insurance

They tell KLFY that the higher of any of these criteria leads to the more stressed out the people of that place are.

In Louisiana, the company is ranking these 10 places as the least stressful places to live.

  1. Youngsville
  2. Broussard
  3. Scott
  4. Oakdale
  5. Pineville
  6. Gabriel
  7. Plaquemine
  8. Zachary
  9. Central
  10. Bossier City

The Company ranks the 10 most stressful places to live in Louisiana as.

  1. Jeanerette
  2. Walker
  3. Kenner
  4. Gretna
  5. Bastrop
  6. Bogalusa
  7. Westwego
  8. Hammond
  9. New Orleans
  10. Baker

With Lafayette Louisiana coming in at #45 of 64 on the list of most stressful places.

For a list of all 64 places measured in Louisiana, Click Here to find out how your city measured on the list.

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