WalletHub Study: 2017’s Most Sinful Cities

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By Jack Barnes

The holidays are here. And one thing they’re known for is encouraging indulgence, such as overeating and overspending, which can lead to unfortunate economic consequences. Americans are the fattest people in the world and every year sustain nearly $325 billion in losses as a result. Plus, we’re on course to end 2017 with another $60 billion in credit-card balances for a total debt load of about $1 trillion.

In light of this dark pattern perpetuated every holiday season, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Most Sinful Cities. To determine the most wicked places in America, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared more than 180 U.S. cities based on seven sinful behaviors: anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.
Here are some highlights from the report:

Most Sinful Cities Least Sinful Cities
1 Las Vegas, NV 173 Cedar Rapids, IA
2 Orlando, FL 174 Aurora, IL
3 Miami, FL 175 San Jose, CA
4 St. Louis, MO 176 Santa Rosa, CA
5 North Las Vegas, NV 177 Plano, TX
6 Henderson, NV 178 Port St. Lucie, FL
7 Detroit, MI 179 West Valley City, UT
8 Baton Rouge, LA 180 Brownsville, TX
9 Tampa, FL 181 Pearl City, HI
10 New Orleans, LA 182 South Burlington, VT

Most vs. Least Sinful

  • Corpus Christi, Texas, has the fewest hate-crime incidents (per 100,000 residents), 0.31, which is 71.8 times fewer than in Boston, the city with the most at 22.25.
  • Yonkers, New York, has the fewest thefts (per 1,000 residents), 12.86, which is 6.8 times fewer than in Salt Lake City, the city with the most at 87.96.
  • San Francisco has the lowest share of obese adults, 16.1 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in Mobile, Alabama, the city with the highest at 37.1 percent.
  • San Jose, California, has the lowest share of adult smokers, 8.4 percent, which is 3.1 times lower than in St. Louis, the city with the highest at 26.3 percent.
  • Jersey City has the fewest tanning salons (per square root of the population), 0.0039, which is 59.7 times fewer than in Las Vegas, the city with the most at 0.2327.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/ rel=””dofollow””>wbr />most-sinful-cities-in-america/29846/

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Previously: WalletHub Study: 2017’s Best Places for Oktoberfest Celebrations & Fun Facts

 

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