Bismarck named one of the least ______ cities in the country

North Dakotans are known for many things; we are nice, we are insensitive to the cold and we drink a lot of beer, but what are the people of Bismarck known for? ?


We’re pretty cool

We are cool! — And by cold, I mean relaxed. According to a study by WalletHub, Bismarck is one of the LEAST stressed states in the country. The researchers looked at 182 cities and assessed their rates of unemployment, divorce, and even suicide. There were 40 metrics in total, which they looked at to come up with this list.

The least stressed states:

Here are the Top 5 least stressed US cities according to WalletHub:

1. Freemont, California – Yeah, a Californian city comes out on top!

2. South Burlington, Vermont – I’ve never heard of the whole state of Vermont, but maybe that’s the secret sauce to a stress-free life – being discreet.

3. Madison, Wis. – Congratulations to Madison, for making it to number 3.

4. Overland Park, Kansas – Apparently life in this town is a bit slower. According to, less traffic and a strong public school system are what the city is known for.

5. Fargo, North Dakota – Yes, another city in North Dakota is at the top of the list. The Fargoans are living their best life.

** If you’re wondering, Bismarck comes in at number 7 on the list of least stressed cities. **

The worst

Now we have to look at the worst, because, why not? Here are WalletHub’s most stressed cities:

1. Cleveland, Ohio – I am honestly surprised to see this city named the most stressed in the country.

2. Detroit, Michigan – Are we surprised? Really difficult.

3. Gulfport, Mississippi – I’ve been to this town. It was very hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. They tried to bring more tourists back there and get the economy back on track, but it seems they’ve really struggled since then.

4. Baltimore, Maryland- Home of the Ravens, and is the birthplace of the national anthem, according to While those are big things, Baltimore also has the second highest murder rate in the nation according to

5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – This is another one of those towns that have a really high crime rate. It’s no mystery why people are stressed here.

Well, that’s all I know. When people ask you what makes Bismarck great, you have something else to add to the list.


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