With Americans’ top financial resolutions for 2021 being “to make a realistic budget and stick to it” and “to look for a better job” but the COVID-19 pandemic making it harder to stay on track, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions, as well as accompanying videos. This new report complements WalletHub’s list of the top New Year’s Financial Resolutions for 2021 and corresponding consumer survey.
To view the full report, visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-new-years-resolutions/28749
To help Americans stick to their 2021 goals, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 57 key metrics. The data set ranges from exercise opportunities to income growth to employment outlook.
Best Cities for Keeping Resolutions are: Scottsdale, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; Irvine, California; San Diego, CA; Overland Park, Kansas; San Francisco, CA; Fremont, CA; Raleigh, North Carolina; and rounding out the top 10 was San Jose, CA.
Worst Cities for Keeping Resolutions are: Memphis, Tennessee; Brownsville, Texas; San Bernardino, CA; Jackson, Mississippi; Detroit, Michigan; Charleston, West Virginia; Newark, New Jersey; Shreveport, Louisiana; Huntington, WV; and, at number 182, Gulfport, Mississippi.
Best vs. Worst
• San Francisco has the lowest share of obese adults, 17.10 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in Jackson, Mississippi, the city with the highest at 45.90 percent.
• Fargo, North Dakota and Bismarck, North Dakota, have the lowest unemployment rate, 3.00 percent, which is 6.9 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 20.60 percent.
• San Francisco has the lowest share of delinquent debtors, 2.01 percent, which is 6.2 times lower than in Jackson, Mississippi, the city with the highest at 12.43 percent.
• Jackson, Mississippi, has the lowest prevalence of adult binge drinking, 11.70 percent, which is 2.1 times lower than in Madison, Wisconsin, the city with the highest at 24.90 percent.
• Irvine, California, has the lowest share of adult smokers, 8.50 percent, which is 3.4 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 29.30 percent.