Leeward Oahu communities 'most stressed,' analysis finds

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Living in Hawaii isn't easy. But some residents have higher stress levels than others, thanks to longer commutes, higher housing costs or longer work hours.

Ever wonder which communities house the highest-stress folks?

Online career expert Zippia sought to answer that question with a new analysis of 96 Hawaii communities.

The analysis looked at commute times, the unemployment rate, the number of hours worked, population density, the percentage of income residents spend on rent and the percentage without health insurance.

Communities that ranked higher on these metrics were determined to be more stressed.

So which community fared the worst?

Maili, according to the analysis, where nearly three-fourths of residents pay high rents compared to their incomes, and 72 percent reported long commutes.

The second most-stressed community was Iroquois Point, population: 3,639. There, about 58 percent of residents pay high rents, and 68 percent had a long commute.

Makaha rounded out the top three most-stressed places, with 56 percent of residents paying high rents.

Want less stress? You might consider the Neighbor Islands, according to the analysis.

Mountain View on the Big Island was the least-stressed community. Other low-stress communities: Lanai City, Volcano and Kaunakakai.

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