February 26, 2024

San Antonio tops one of the most ‘Grinchiest Cities’ in the U.S.A.

Come on San Antonio, you can do better than this. Financial Buzz has named the Alamo City #3 of the top 10 “Grinchiest Cities” in America. It looks like we’re not alone in the Grinchmas, Dallas and Houston were also in the top 10 list.

 

The top 10 ‘Grinchiest cities’ in America are:

Rank City Holiday score (lower means Grinchier)
1 New York, NY 18.9
2 Los Angeles, CA 19.6
3 San Antonio, TX 22.7
4 Chicago, IL 24.7
5 Memphis, TN 25.7
6 Phoenix, AZ 28.3
7 Dallas, TX 29.7
8 Columbus, OH 30.0
9 Oklahoma City, OK 30.5
10 Houston, TX 30.8

“San Antonio rounds out the bottom three as the third-Grinchiest city in the country, thanks largely to bottom-10 rates in a number of per capita metrics. The percentages of San Antonio residents that volunteer (24.6%) and donate to charity (43.1%) are among the 10 lowest in the country.”

Financial Buzz used four metrics to measure the ‘Grinchiest’ cities in America. Those categories are Holday Shopping, Holiday Season of Giving, Holiday Cheer, and Holiday Jeer.

City Communal celebrations and decor score Holiday shopping score Holiday season of giving score Holiday cheer score Holiday jeer score Overall city score(Higher is better)
Atlanta, GA 13.4 14.6 13.2 7.4 13.8 62.5
Austin, TX 6.5 2.1 3.8 5.5 15.8 33.7
Baltimore, MD 12.5 9.7 14.1 7.5 16.2 60.0
Birmingham, AL 8.2 10.3 11.9 7.6 14.2 52.1
Boston, MA 8.2 8.0 9.6 6.2 11.2 43.3
Buffalo, NY 16.9 14.9 9.0 6.2 10.3 57.3
Charlotte, NC 3.5 2.5 6.3 7.5 15.2 35.1
Chicago, IL 2.0 1.8 3.7 7.6 9.6 24.7
Cincinnati, OH 11.5 13.3 12.9 7.5 13.7 58.9
Cleveland, OH 12.4 9.4 12.9 7.8 11.7 54.3
Columbus, OH 4.1 2.8 6.5 6.3 10.3 30.0
Dallas, TX 5.5 2.4 6.5 7.0 8.3 29.7
Denver, CO 6.3 6.2 8.2 8.2 14.5 43.4
Detroit, MI 8.3 5.7 11.0 3.8 15.8 44.5
Hartford, CT 20.0 20.0 13.3 6.3 15.1 74.8
Houston, TX 1.2 3.2 4.9 7.0 14.5 30.8
Indianapolis, IN 2.8 2.5 9.4 7.7 11.3 33.8
Jacksonville, FL 1.2 2.0 3.8 7.8 16.7 31.6
Kansas City, MO 5.4 6.5 10.8 6.0 14.7 43.4
Las Vegas, NV 3.1 11.5 2.9 4.1 14.7 36.4
Los Angeles, CA 1.2 1.3 3.7 3.8 9.6 19.6
Louisville, KY 1.3 4.5 7.4 6.7 15.0 34.9
Memphis, TN 1.3 4.0 7.5 1.2 11.6 25.7
Miami, FL 7.5 15.3 6.2 2.3 18.5 49.8
Milwaukee, WI 9.7 4.8 13.8 10.7 16.3 55.2
Minneapolis, MN 16.2 15.0 15.6 9.3 14.6 70.7
Nashville, TN 2.1 3.7 8.3 9.7 11.6 35.3
New Orleans, LA 3.2 9.8 4.1 8.7 16.7 42.4
New York, NY 0.7 1.3 2.7 2.8 11.4 18.9
Oklahoma City, OK 3.0 2.2 5.1 7.0 13.2 30.5
Orlando, FL 16.2 19.7 5.5 10.5 16.5 68.3
Philadelphia, PA 5.1 5.5 6.2 6.3 8.7 31.9
Phoenix, AZ 1.8 1.7 6.0 5.4 13.3 28.3
Pittsburgh, PA 14.1 14.2 16.4 10.1 11.0 65.8
Portland, OR 7.4 7.2 11.8 6.1 14.4 47.0
Providence, RI 19.9 18.8 11.9 7.0 17.1 74.8
Raleigh, NC 6.0 8.6 10.4 7.2 13.5 45.6
Richmond, VA 14.1 12.5 4.5 6.0 15.0 52.2
Riverside, CA 20.0 17.8 11.4 3.8 9.6 62.7
Sacramento, CA 7.9 5.3 8.3 4.8 12.4 38.8
Salt Lake City, UT 13.8 14.1 12.6 10.1 11.4 62.0
San Antonio, TX 1.1 1.3 2.3 4.4 13.6 22.7
San Diego, CA 6.3 2.4 4.3 5.2 16.1 34.4
San Francisco, CA 4.2 5.1 9.3 3.6 17.7 40.0
San Jose, CA 5.3 2.8 9.0 3.6 17.7 38.4
Seattle, WA 7.7 5.5 12.9 6.1 16.2 48.4
St. Louis, MO 12.7 15.9 10.6 6.5 11.9 57.6
Tampa, FL 9.8 9.7 8.9 8.2 13.6 50.1
Virginia Beach, VA 4.1 3.5 6.4 7.4 13.5 34.9
Washington, DC 7.6 6.9 8.2 8.2 11.6 42.5
Average 9.7 9.0 9.6 6.6 10.3 45.1
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