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Rankings: California Not Represented in Top 100 'Most American' Cities

Rankings: California Not Represented in Top 100 'Most American' Cities

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California is not represented in the top 100 “most American” cities, as determined by a new study that utilized a variety of metrics. 

WalletHub, a personal finance website, determined that Nashville is the “most American” of the largest 366 metropolitan areas. In order “to determine which cities mirror the United States more than others,” WalletHub used a data set with “26 key metrics” to examine “various demographical stats for 366 of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.” The metrics included age, gender, income, race, household makeup, housing tenure, wealth gap, commute type, unemployment rate, foreign-born population, and education, among others.

This week, California Governor Jerry Brown, in an appearance in Los Angeles with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, said that illegal immigrants were all “welcome in California.” Brown has already made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust act, authorized in-state tuition for illegal immigrants with the California DREAM Act, and given driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Redding is the first California city on the list at 114. Sacramento is next at 117. 

Here are the top ten “most American” states, according to WalletHub

  1. Nashville, TN
  2. Cincinnati, OH
  3. Indianapolis, IN
  4. Charleston, SC
  5. Jacksonville, FL
  6. Greenville, SC
  7. Oklahoma, OK
  8. Phoenix, AZ
  9. Albuquerque, NM
  10. Winston, NC

2014's Metro Areas that Most and Least Resemble the U.S.

Courtesy of WalletHub.com


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