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July 18, 2017

Philly's one of the most 'stressed' cities in the country, report says

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Carroll - Philadelphia Skyline from Camden Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

In this file photo from July 2016, the RiverLink Ferry runs between Camden, New Jersey, and the Philadelphia waterfront.

Feeling a bit on edge in the City of Brotherly Love? Makes sense. One recent report has put Philadelphia high up on a list ranking the "Most & Least Stressed Cities in America" in 2017. 

WalletHub, a personal finance website, released its list that included 150 cities across the United States on Tuesday. The site found each city's spot based on four categories – work, financial, family and health stress – that considered 30 different factors including employment, smoking and divorce rates as well as commute times and housing affordability. 

Philly came in at No. 22, one spot below Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and one above Akron, Ohio. Individually, Philly fared the worst in WalletHub's "health and safety" category, ranking at No. 11.

WalletHub also ranked Philly the one of "unhappiest places" to live back in March, even though The City of Brotherly Love found a spot on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Places to Live" in February, while Travel + Leisure magazine named it a top place to visit in 2017 in December.

WalletHub gathered data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research, Center for Disease Control and others, according to its methodology.

Check out the top 10 most "stressed" cities from WalletHub below or find the full report here.

1. Newark, New Jersey 
2. Detroit, Michigan 
3. Cleveland, Ohio 
4. Jackson, Mississippi 
5. Miami, Florida 
6. Birmingham, Alabama 
7. San Bernardino, California 
8. Rochester, New York 
9. Augusta, Georgia 
10. Shreveport, Louisiana