20 most stressed, 20 least stressed counties

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Posted: Jun 07, 2011 6:31 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 April 2011 Stress scores, according to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index

Imperial County, Calif., 31.33

Yuma County, Ariz., 27.22

Lyon County, Nev., 25.93

Sutter County, Calif., 24.86

Merced County, Calif., 24.23

Nye County, Nev., 23.23

Yuba County, Calif., 23.08

San Joaquin County, Calif., 22.78

Stanislaus County, Calif., 22.77

San Benito County, Calif., 22.42

Lake County, Calif., 22.08

Luna County, N.M., 21.5

Madera County, Calif., 21.13

Fresno County, Calif., 20.72

Clark County, Nev., 20.64

Kern County, Calif., 20.54

Kings County, Calif., 20.15

Tulare County, Calif., 20.06

Siskiyou County, Calif., 19.99

Riverside County, Calif., 19.95

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

Ward County, N.D., 3.25

Ellis County, Kan., 3.55

Burleigh County, N.D., 3.55

Buffalo County, Neb., 3.94

Arlington County, Va., 4.04

Cass County, N.D., 4.29

Morton County, N.D., 4.3

Bryan County, Okla., 4.33

Brookings County, S.D., 4.33

Madison County, Neb., 4.44

Custer County, Okla., 4.45

Grand Forks County, N.D., 4.46

Brown County, S.D., 4.47

Sioux County, Iowa, 4.47

Ford County, Kan., 4.5

Pontotoc County, Okla., 4.66

Albany County, Wyo., 4.69

Eddy County, N.M., 4.71

Riley County, Kan., 4.75

Chittenden County, Vt., 4.76

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Source: Associated Press Economic Stress Index