20 most stressed, 20 least stressed counties

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Posted: Apr 14, 2011 6:56 AM
20 most stressed, 20 least stressed counties

Here are the 20 most economically stressed counties with populations of at least 25,000 and their February 2011 Stress scores, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index:

Imperial County, Calif., 30.77

Lyon County, Nev., 27.35

Merced County, Calif., 26.16

Sutter County, Calif., 25.99

Nye County, Nev., 25.68

San Benito County, Calif., 25.52

Yuba County, Calif., 24.32

Luna County, N.M., 23.83

Taney County, Mo., 23.73

Stanislaus County, Calif., 23.59

Yuma County, Ariz., 23.58

San Joaquin County, Calif., 23.27

Lake County, Calif., 23.17

Siskiyou, Calif., 22.82

Clark County, Nev., 22.37

Fresno County, Calif., 21.99

Tulare County, Calif., 21.71

Kern County, Calif., 21.69

Kings County, Calif., 21.57

Madera County, Calif., 21.42

A list of the 20 least economically stressed counties with populations of at least 25,000 and their February 2011 Stress scores, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index:

Ellis County, Kan., 4.14

Buffalo County, Neb., 4.46

Arlington County, Va., 4.55

Ward County, N.D., 4.61

Ford County, Kan., 4.68

Brookings County, S.D., 4.7

Sioux County, Iowa, 4.77

Brown County, S.D., 4.92

Burleigh County, N.D., 5

Madison County, Neb., 5.03

Albany County, Wyo., 5.22

Johnson County, Iowa, 5.24

Cass County, N.D., 5.28

Lincoln County, Neb., 5.33

Lancaster County, Neb., 5.39

Platte County, Neb., 5.42

Midland County, Tex., 5.43

Grand Forks County, N.D., 5.56

Finney County, Kan., 5.57

Riley County, Kan., 5.58

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Source: Associated Press Economic Stress Index