20 Most Stressed, 20 Least Stressed Counties

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Here are the 20 most economically stressed counties with populations of at least 25,000 and their November 2010 Stress scores, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index:

1. Imperial County, Calif., 33.15

2. Yuma County, Ariz., 26.91

3. Lyon County, Nev., 26.75

4. Nye County, Nev., 25.21

5. Yuba County, Calif., 24.18

6. Merced County, Calif., 23.98

7. Sutter County, Calif., 23.65

8. San Joaquin County, Calif., 23.46

9. Clark County, Nev., 23.4

10. Lake County, Calif., 23.33

11. Stanislaus County, Calif., 23.06

12. San Benito County, Calif., 22

13. Flagler County, Fla., 21.46

14. Riverside County, Calif., 21.32

15. Hendry County, Fla., 21.18

16. Madera County, Calif., 20.89

17. Fresno County, Calif., 20.86

18. St. Lucie County, Fla., 20.79

19. Santa Cruz County, Ariz., 20.68

20. Osceola County, Fla., 20.65

A list of the 20 least economically stressed counties with populations of at least 25,000 and their November 2010 Stress scores, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index:

1. Ward County, N.D., 3.29

2. Sioux County, Iowa, 3.71

3. Buffalo County, Neb., 3.74

4. Brown County, S.D., 3.96

5. Brookings County, S.D., 3.98

6. Ellis County, Kan., 3.98

7. Burleigh County, N.D., 4.04

8. Grand Forks County, N.D., 4.06

9. Madison County, Neb., 4.31

10. Ford County, Kan., 4.38

11. Codington County, S.D., 4.4

12. Cass County, N.D., 4.42

13. Albany County, Wyo., 4.55

14. Arlington County, Va., 4.6

15. Lancaster County, Neb., 4.74

16. Morton County, N.D., 4.84

17. Lincoln County, S.D., 4.85

18. Platte County, Neb., 4.88

19. Adams County, Neb., 4.88

20. Lincoln County, Neb., 4.96



Source: AP Economic Stress Index

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