We in the Quad Cities have our own reasons to stress out, and apparently plenty of them.

A study by 247 Wall Street found that Davenport is the most stressed-out city in Iowa. Actually, to be specific, it lists Davenport-Moline-Rock Island in that, even though Moline/Rock Island isn't Illinois' most stressed-out city. So join us in our stress, Illinois half of the QC. You probably noticed that Bettendorf, despite being in the area and in Iowa, isn't looped into that list.

The study looked at the likelihood that money and work will stress out people in metro areas, including unemployment, food insecurity, income, and commuting time. It also measured crime in the areas.

So here's where Davenport-Moline-Rock Island clocked-in in this study (with the state's average numbers for reference):

  • Avg. Number of Mentally Unhealthy Days per month- 3.8 (state: 3.6)
  • Poverty Rate: 11.3% (state: 11.2%)
  • Median Household Income: $62,001 (state: $61,691)
  • Adults Without Health Insurance: 5.8% (state: 5.0%)
  • People Commuting 45+ Minutes: 7.8% (state: 8%)
  • Dec. 2020 Unemployment: 5.3% (state: 3.1%)
  • Violent Crime Rate: 366 per 100,000 people (state: 267 per 100,000 people)
  • Population: 378,923 (which counts 3 of the 4 Quad Cities, again no mention of Bettendorf in this one.)

It's not surprising a lot of us are stressed out right now since gas prices are at a record level, it's hard to find workers for a lot of businesses, and there are shortages of necessities like baby formula.

So even though they roped in Moline and Rock Island with Davenport to determine Iowa's most stressed-out city, in case you're wondering,  the study finds that Decatur is actually Illinois' most stressed-out city.

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