With 80 percent of Americans doomed to fail at keeping their New Year’s resolutions, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions as a follow-up on its Most Sinful Cities report.
To help Americans keep their promises to themselves, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across 48 key metrics. The data set ranges from “adult obesity” to “income growth” to “employment outlook.”
|Best Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions||Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions|
|1||Salt Lake City, UT||141||Philadelphia, PA|
|2||San Francisco, CA||142||Toledo, OH|
|3||Scottsdale, AZ||143||San Bernardino, CA|
|4||Seattle, WA||144||North Las Vegas, NV|
|5||Plano, TX||145||Jackson, MS|
|6||Overland Park, KS||146||Baltimore, MD|
|7||Atlanta, GA||147||Shreveport, LA|
|8||Irvine, CA||148||Augusta, GA|
|9||Austin, TX||149||Newark, NJ|
|10||San Jose, CA||150||Detroit, MI|
Best vs. Worst
- San Francisco has the lowest percentage of obese adults, 14.8 percent, which is 2.4 times lower than in Mobile, Ala., the city with the highest at 36.1 percent.
- Scottsdale, Ariz., has the most gyms per 100,000 residents, 64.6, which is 36 times more than in Greensboro, N.C., the city with the fewest at 1.8.
- Fremont, Calif., has the lowest share of residents who are delinquent on their debt, 2.06 percent, which is 5.2 times lower than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the highest at 10.75 percent.
- Overland Park, Kan., the city with the lowest poverty rate, 5.9 percent, which is 6.8 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 40.3 percent.
- Lincoln, Neb., has the lowest unemployment rate, 2.5 percent, which is five times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 12.4 percent.
- Memphis, Tenn., has the lowest prevalence of adult binge and heavy drinking, 10.9 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in Madison, Wis., the city with the highest at 25.5 percent.
- San Jose, Calif., has the lowest share of adult smokers, 9.0 percent, which is 2.8 times lower than in St. Louis, the city with the highest at 25.5 percent.
- Orlando, Fla., has the most nightlife establishments per 100,000 residents, 277.72, which is 21 times more than in Moreno Valley, Calif., the city with the fewest at 13.45.
- Gilbert, Ariz., has the lowest average wedding cost as share of median household income, 34.9 percent, which is 3.6 times lower than in Newark, N.J., the city with the highest at 124.3 percent.