Charlotte Ranked As One of 2022’s Best Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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With Americans’ top financial resolutions for 2022 being “to make a realistic budget and stick to it” and “to look for a better job”, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions.

To help Americans stick to their 2022 goals, the site compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 57 key metrics. The data set ranges from exercise opportunities to income growth to employment outlook.

The Carolinas had a mixed bag of rankings, with 3 cities ranked among the best in the nation, and 3 others ranking among the worst. The 3 that were among the best included; Charlotte at #24, Raleigh at #14, and Charleston at #34, and on the other side of the scale was Fayetteville at #173, Winston-Salem at #152, and Columbia at #110.

Best Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Overall Rank  City Total Score  Health Resolutions  Financial Resolutions  School & Work Resolutions  Bad-Habit Resolutions  Relationship Resolutions 
1 Scottsdale, AZ 65.73 6 6 1 25 28
2 Seattle, WA 65.64 14 5 71 14 3
3 San Francisco, CA 65.54 7 25 94 62 1
4 Irvine, CA 64.94 1 40 3 5 56
5 San Diego, CA 63.98 4 90 63 17 6
6 Salt Lake City, UT 63.58 24 44 13 16 14
7 Overland Park, KS 63.35 50 1 2 7 79
8 Plano, TX 63.31 21 4 5 6 60
9 Fremont, CA 63.19 5 2 62 4 83
10 Austin, TX 62.43 51 46 17 24 10
11 Atlanta, GA 61.93 61 54 8 28 11
12 San Jose, CA 61.88 20 11 107 2 41
13 Columbia, MD 61.88 31 3 69 1 107
14 Raleigh, NC 61.38 27 20 65 12 29
15 Huntington Beach, CA 60.95 2 88 11 15 85
16 Madison, WI 60.73 70 7 68 8 32
17 Orlando, FL 60.69 45 97 6 80 13
18 Portland, OR 60.44 17 22 122 136 4
19 Virginia Beach, VA 60.30 35 39 18 44 31
20 Chandler, AZ 60.19 11 14 29 37 69
21 Tampa, FL 59.69 30 92 24 75 21
22 Tempe, AZ 59.61 9 79 57 49 33
23 Minneapolis, MN 59.33 64 10 146 40 16
24 Charlotte, NC 59.11 53 37 47 55 27
25 Honolulu, HI 59.07 28 155 87 42 7
26 Boise, ID 58.95 44 58 12 57 43
27 Las Vegas, NV 58.70 10 123 105 164 2
28 Gilbert, AZ 58.43 13 15 10 36 113
29 Portland, ME 57.61 40 13 113 91 49
30 St. Petersburg, FL 57.45 16 68 23 130 51
31 Omaha, NE 57.32 79 8 82 84 39
32 Lincoln, NE 57.20 89 17 58 38 50
33 Denver, CO 57.18 26 61 158 146 8
34 Charleston, SC 57.10 80 86 27 82 25
35 Pittsburgh, PA 56.76 62 21 97 161 15
36 Fargo, ND 56.59 87 66 89 13 54
37 Chicago, IL 56.54 88 23 166 119 5
38 Washington, DC 56.53 49 64 168 111 9
39 South Burlington, VT 56.37 25 36 9 29 159
40 Durham, NC 56.27 73 59 44 20 81
41 Los Angeles, CA 56.11 42 158 136 63 17
42 Fort Lauderdale, FL 55.99 18 151 76 73 48
43 Phoenix, AZ 55.61 68 43 78 70 55
44 Peoria, AZ 55.58 58 33 19 51 122
45 Sacramento, CA 55.41 55 81 110 88 38
46 Cedar Rapids, IA 55.39 122 9 103 9 104
47 Colorado Springs, CO 55.28 43 106 92 78 52
48 Chesapeake, VA 55.26 110 53 37 35 63
49 Houston, TX 55.19 96 67 126 83 22
50 Pembroke Pines, FL 55.13 29 118 16 39 127
51 Sioux Falls, SD 55.10 119 55 67 10 86
52 Albuquerque, NM 54.98 60 60 150 86 37
53 Miami, FL 54.91 39 181 30 46 26
54 Santa Clarita, CA 54.77 19 113 72 41 115
55 Spokane, WA 54.51 57 101 35 97 77
56 West Valley City, UT 54.32 98 35 21 34 135
57 Nashua, NH 54.31 66 18 79 90 99
58 Boston, MA 54.26 52 111 161 131 18
59 Vancouver, WA 54.15 36 57 139 47 111
60 Dallas, TX 54.12 95 126 56 74 40
61 Oceanside, CA 54.11 3 144 147 26 134
62 San Antonio, TX 53.99 109 130 45 87 34
63 Warwick, RI 53.90 67 12 40 115 136
64 Grand Rapids, MI 53.88 83 42 114 43 89
65 Henderson, NV 53.84 33 48 26 153 90
66 Reno, NV 53.83 46 137 34 160 46
67 Jacksonville, FL 53.82 93 94 31 154 36
68 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 53.73 71 78 15 69 126
69 Garden Grove, CA 53.69 38 145 75 23 116
70 Santa Rosa, CA 53.61 8 115 134 31 152
71 Fort Worth, TX 53.59 126 69 42 58 68
72 Mesa, AZ 53.47 41 65 53 71 123
73 Glendale, AZ 53.46 59 122 85 77 70
74 Juneau, AK 53.34 63 50 25 107 138
75 Burlington, VT 53.27 32 117 142 56 97
76 Chula Vista, CA 53.26 15 120 144 18 120
77 Bismarck, ND 53.23 117 27 96 22 119
78 Rapid City, SD 53.09 118 91 77 27 87
79 Tucson, AZ 52.84 54 135 137 100 53
80 Kansas City, MO 52.83 160 34 81 121 35
81 Pearl City, HI 52.81 34 102 46 48 163
82 New York, NY 52.76 76 166 178 30 20
83 Lexington-Fayette, KY 52.73 92 30 109 140 57
84 Cincinnati, OH 52.68 115 89 130 157 19
85 Des Moines, IA 52.64 147 24 93 45 75
86 St. Paul, MN 52.54 82 28 170 72 65
87 Oakland, CA 52.43 37 114 159 19 106
88 Anchorage, AK 52.40 97 38 123 110 74
89 Columbus, OH 52.31 148 26 140 125 30
90 Huntsville, AL 52.28 146 31 20 93 101
91 St. Louis, MO 52.25 72 77 118 179 23
92 Oklahoma City, OK 52.07 143 19 104 113 58
93 Anaheim, CA 52.05 23 172 128 21 112
94 Cape Coral, FL 52.05 77 73 22 96 153
95 Nashville, TN 51.96 125 80 98 168 24
96 Arlington, TX 51.89 121 84 43 67 94
97 Tacoma, WA 51.72 94 51 135 120 78
98 Aurora, CO 51.67 47 103 156 66 98
99 El Paso, TX 51.65 112 124 115 61 66
100 Glendale, CA 51.57 12 165 132 50 149
101 Irving, TX 51.51 99 76 32 102 114
102 Cheyenne, WY 51.30 135 47 66 60 133
103 Billings, MT 51.28 120 32 80 128 100
104 Greensboro, NC 51.26 102 100 52 104 95
105 Modesto, CA 51.18 48 56 95 122 157
106 Aurora, IL 51.18 132 29 131 32 124
107 Long Beach, CA 50.70 22 174 133 64 109
108 Milwaukee, WI 50.64 128 74 152 126 47
109 Louisville, KY 50.51 124 41 120 171 44
110 Columbia, SC 50.30 136 141 86 98 61
111 Tallahassee, FL 50.25 133 171 91 65 59
112 Yonkers, NY 50.10 78 116 177 3 158
113 Tulsa, OK 50.06 159 85 54 109 80
114 Missoula, MT 49.96 56 170 116 137 73
115 Port St. Lucie, FL 49.88 114 93 28 76 169
116 Bakersfield, CA 49.76 90 70 121 117 117
117 Manchester, NH 49.68 86 75 141 114 130
118 Jersey City, NJ 49.43 69 83 175 53 125
119 Amarillo, TX 49.40 141 95 14 132 129
120 Rochester, NY 49.40 113 133 167 81 71
121 Knoxville, TN 49.31 106 164 39 175 42
122 Riverside, CA 49.31 91 143 60 85 132
123 Indianapolis, IN 49.22 130 49 151 149 67
124 Providence, RI 49.12 101 142 106 143 84
125 Grand Prairie, TX 48.90 163 72 41 94 143
126 Buffalo, NY 48.78 111 82 173 118 76
127 Fresno, CA 48.77 85 121 74 124 139
128 Garland, TX 48.73 123 62 55 89 156
129 Casper, WY 48.37 134 52 124 103 155
130 Worcester, MA 48.32 105 119 163 105 102
131 Springfield, MO 48.26 127 149 61 148 93
132 Fort Wayne, IN 47.93 167 45 48 106 145
133 Chattanooga, TN 47.73 138 108 59 163 96
134 Santa Ana, CA 47.67 75 177 102 33 161
135 Lubbock, TX 47.48 153 146 38 139 108
136 Nampa, ID 47.33 152 140 70 79 150
137 Wichita, KS 47.33 170 16 117 135 121
138 Fort Smith, AR 47.31 129 99 7 165 162
139 Philadelphia, PA 47.24 81 63 180 180 45
140 Oxnard, CA 47.18 65 154 169 59 178
141 Salem, OR 47.08 131 109 90 145 144
142 Wilmington, DE 47.03 107 128 164 133 110
143 Norfolk, VA 46.99 161 159 125 127 72
144 Corpus Christi, TX 46.78 162 127 83 150 91
145 Cleveland, OH 46.58 149 96 145 174 64
146 New Orleans, LA 46.58 140 179 165 173 12
147 Fontana, CA 46.28 151 147 112 92 147
148 Richmond, VA 45.90 104 152 155 152 105
149 Las Cruces, NM 45.83 155 167 154 68 137
150 Newport News, VA 45.82 150 139 100 123 148
151 Mobile, AL 45.80 154 132 99 151 128
152 Winston-Salem, NC 45.78 168 98 64 142 140
153 Birmingham, AL 45.70 165 163 73 162 82
154 Stockton, CA 45.66 84 125 153 116 170
155 Bridgeport, CT 45.64 74 153 181 11 182
156 Akron, OH 45.57 157 105 148 138 131
157 New Haven, CT 45.46 139 162 174 54 142
158 Baltimore, MD 45.42 108 87 176 181 62
159 Little Rock, AR 45.24 144 112 101 155 154
160 Laredo, TX 45.03 179 107 4 101 168
161 Ontario, CA 44.89 145 169 84 99 165
162 Columbus, GA 44.87 164 136 33 141 176
163 Moreno Valley, CA 44.38 158 150 111 95 173
164 Baton Rouge, LA 43.91 156 156 172 158 88
165 North Las Vegas, NV 43.70 100 148 157 167 146
166 Lewiston, ME 43.65 137 71 138 172 172
167 Dover, DE 42.78 174 157 108 108 180
168 Toledo, OH 42.60 142 104 171 178 118
169 Memphis, TN 42.28 173 161 160 166 92
170 Hialeah, FL 42.24 103 182 127 52 181
171 Brownsville, TX 42.18 182 138 36 112 177
172 Charleston, WV 41.96 175 110 51 176 166
173 Fayetteville, NC 41.81 169 173 129 147 151
174 Montgomery, AL 41.76 178 129 119 144 164
175 San Bernardino, CA 40.82 166 175 149 129 174
176 Jackson, MS 40.36 180 134 143 134 160
177 Augusta, GA 40.13 176 160 88 170 167
178 Detroit, MI 39.91 171 131 179 177 103
178 Huntington, WV 39.91 172 168 49 182 141
180 Shreveport, LA 37.64 177 176 162 156 179
181 Gulfport, MS 37.00 181 178 50 169 175
182 Newark, NJ 36.29 116 180 182 159 171

Note: With the exception of “Total Score,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of that city, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that metric category.

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