Charlotte Ranks Among The Top Cities in America For Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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With Americans’ top financial resolutions for 2023 being “to save more money” and “to fight back against inflation”, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions. This new report complements WalletHub’s list of the top New Year’s Financial Resolutions for 2023 and corresponding consumer survey.

To help Americans stick to their 2023 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.

Charlotte ranked among the top cities in America at #21, a few slots under Raleigh at #16 and Atlanta at #15.

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 Seattle, WA 67.37 8 4 61 20 3
2 San Francisco, CA 67.15 7 12 38 90 2
3 Scottsdale, AZ 65.22 4 11 10 31 29
4 Salt Lake City, UT 64.92 24 43 16 8 16
5 Overland Park, KS 64.82 22 1 7 9 75
6 Irvine, CA 64.63 3 53 1 6 54
7 Fremont, CA 64.49 2 2 50 2 84
8 San Diego, CA 64.36 5 95 39 40 6
9 Austin, TX 63.45 58 30 15 44 8
10 Orlando, FL 63.43 39 79 2 49 13
11 Plano, TX 63.34 10 9 13 7 62
12 San Jose, CA 63.19 36 10 55 5 34
13 Madison, WI 62.59 35 8 103 11 28
14 Columbia, MD 62.49 34 3 89 1 116
15 Atlanta, GA 62.27 64 28 21 54 10
16 Raleigh, NC 62.02 29 20 72 10 33
17 Portland, OR 61.90 27 37 115 94 5
18 Huntington Beach, CA 61.57 1 91 12 27 77
19 Tampa, FL 61.10 37 102 14 56 21
20 Honolulu, HI 60.76 11 160 123 23 7
21 Charlotte, NC 60.61 57 34 65 33 26
22 Minneapolis, MN 60.57 78 5 95 65 17
23 Virginia Beach, VA 60.57 53 50 28 28 35
24 Boise, ID 60.28 52 51 17 24 50
25 Las Vegas, NV 60.14 20 119 93 168 1
26 Chandler, AZ 60.12 19 13 48 42 67
27 Tempe, AZ 60.02 14 65 75 50 37
28 Miami, FL 59.30 32 180 5 30 23
29 Denver, CO 59.28 31 39 139 138 9
30 St. Petersburg, FL 59.27 16 59 11 134 47
31 Chicago, IL 59.22 93 17 163 64 4
32 Charleston, SC 59.18 67 61 18 105 22
33 South Burlington, VT 59.08 23 44 8 18 146
34 Portland, ME 58.96 60 18 112 47 38
35 Gilbert, AZ 58.54 15 16 31 43 111
36 Sioux Falls, SD 58.40 81 56 53 4 83
37 Omaha, NE 58.37 83 6 86 70 42
38 Fort Lauderdale, FL 58.22 12 153 36 62 45
39 Pittsburgh, PA 58.11 76 21 77 155 14
40 Boston, MA 57.86 33 100 136 116 18
41 Fargo, ND 57.28 101 62 90 14 48
42 Los Angeles, CA 57.27 43 151 126 80 19
43 Lincoln, NE 57.24 98 14 76 46 52
44 Sacramento, CA 57.21 69 71 64 78 39
45 Colorado Springs, CO 57.18 47 83 83 79 44
46 Durham, NC 57.15 71 52 41 13 92
47 Washington, DC 57.10 48 45 174 130 12
48 Burlington, VT 56.83 18 82 129 38 95
49 Phoenix, AZ 56.65 55 38 119 73 53
50 Cedar Rapids, IA 56.59 127 7 109 12 88
51 Grand Rapids, MI 56.58 82 46 67 45 79
52 Albuquerque, NM 56.31 44 68 140 91 43
53 West Valley City, UT 56.22 89 23 33 21 122
54 Pembroke Pines, FL 55.88 17 155 23 36 119
55 Chesapeake, VA 55.64 112 58 45 29 63
56 Pearl City, HI 55.58 25 114 42 25 148
57 Houston, TX 55.22 107 69 134 97 24
58 Peoria, AZ 55.09 66 48 46 53 131
59 Oakland, CA 55.05 42 110 138 22 91
60 Jacksonville, FL 55.05 99 101 19 149 31
61 Nashua, NH 54.95 68 36 91 77 99
62 Santa Clarita, CA 54.91 21 132 78 63 108
63 Garden Grove, CA 54.88 50 141 37 32 110
64 Rapid City, SD 54.87 118 97 59 15 87
65 Bismarck, ND 54.77 120 25 68 17 124
66 Reno, NV 54.70 38 140 20 167 46
67 Dallas, TX 54.69 105 112 63 92 40
68 Oceanside, CA 54.62 6 145 97 51 132
69 Santa Rosa, CA 54.45 9 106 81 72 161
70 St. Paul, MN 54.44 86 33 157 84 55
71 New York, NY 54.24 75 172 180 26 20
72 Cheyenne, WY 53.94 137 19 44 34 134
73 Louisville, KY 53.82 94 47 124 142 41
74 Spokane, WA 53.81 70 93 62 110 86
75 Mesa, AZ 53.80 45 60 84 76 133
76 Cape Coral, FL 53.74 73 88 26 57 149
77 Glendale, AZ 53.71 63 104 107 88 85
78 Vancouver, WA 53.61 40 78 153 60 115
79 Lexington-Fayette, KY 53.58 97 40 94 133 59
80 Fort Worth, TX 53.46 116 98 52 61 73
81 San Antonio, TX 53.38 113 136 73 114 36
82 Chula Vista, CA 53.37 30 139 98 41 128
83 Missoula, MT 53.32 41 152 99 124 56
84 Kansas City, MO 53.27 147 32 127 129 32
85 Des Moines, IA 53.21 151 22 101 52 66
86 Anaheim, CA 53.12 28 159 113 39 118
87 Henderson, NV 52.91 51 73 30 160 98
88 Aurora, IL 52.90 129 27 133 19 130
89 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 52.87 92 99 6 101 136
90 Juneau, AK 52.85 54 77 100 86 147
91 Oklahoma City, OK 52.75 136 26 104 93 72
92 Yonkers, NY 52.71 49 123 170 3 163
93 Huntsville, AL 52.70 143 30 25 119 93
94 Columbus, OH 52.55 140 35 150 137 30
95 Billings, MT 52.55 110 29 80 121 104
96 Glendale, CA 52.44 13 162 106 69 150
97 Jersey City, NJ 52.41 59 64 152 81 114
98 St. Louis, MO 52.34 79 70 145 178 27
99 Aurora, CO 52.32 56 92 120 87 123
100 Cincinnati, OH 52.25 119 76 168 170 15
101 Nashville, TN 52.17 141 74 88 171 25
102 El Paso, TX 52.14 121 134 114 66 57
103 Warwick, RI 52.06 87 24 110 118 135
104 Tulsa, OK 52.02 146 72 56 117 64
105 Tucson, AZ 52.00 62 137 143 122 70
106 Arlington, TX 52.00 117 85 47 67 106
107 Greensboro, NC 51.91 90 120 108 71 97
108 Anchorage, AK 51.89 111 55 128 115 78
109 Irving, TX 51.72 104 81 27 106 117
110 Port St. Lucie, FL 51.69 131 113 4 68 156
111 Manchester, NH 51.66 88 86 122 95 121
112 Providence, RI 51.60 100 121 105 123 71
113 Buffalo, NY 51.60 91 94 167 82 82
114 Riverside, CA 51.33 85 117 22 120 142
115 Long Beach, CA 51.31 26 177 130 83 107
116 Modesto, CA 51.16 46 75 74 146 164
117 Tallahassee, FL 50.76 142 174 53 58 60
118 Tacoma, WA 50.69 133 63 162 100 81
119 Fresno, CA 50.60 80 128 32 132 144
120 Worcester, MA 50.49 103 115 161 75 103
121 Rochester, NY 50.46 125 124 164 89 61
122 Knoxville, TN 50.17 108 154 34 176 51
123 Bakersfield, CA 50.16 77 90 102 144 126
124 Salem, OR 50.12 102 105 121 98 141
125 Chattanooga, TN 49.74 126 111 79 156 89
126 Nampa, ID 49.72 155 127 58 37 153
127 Fort Wayne, IN 49.63 164 49 51 99 138
128 Santa Ana, CA 49.48 65 167 85 48 168
129 Philadelphia, PA 49.21 84 54 179 181 49
130 Springfield, MO 49.02 130 143 82 136 94
131 Las Cruces, NM 48.97 144 150 144 55 105
132 Milwaukee, WI 48.67 148 84 171 135 58
133 Fort Smith, AR 48.66 145 41 9 166 165
134 Grand Prairie, TX 48.65 166 87 57 103 143
135 Indianapolis, IN 48.62 161 42 165 162 65
136 Oxnard, CA 48.55 74 148 158 59 179
137 New Orleans, LA 48.54 128 179 146 177 11
138 Richmond, VA 48.51 95 129 159 153 90
139 Columbia, SC 48.48 158 158 137 96 69
140 Stockton, CA 48.41 72 125 118 107 172
141 Amarillo, TX 48.35 138 107 66 152 127
142 Garland, TX 48.26 139 67 71 102 166
143 Casper, WY 48.14 123 66 155 108 162
144 Lubbock, TX 47.96 135 138 70 150 109
145 Wichita, KS 47.88 159 15 149 157 113
146 Winston-Salem, NC 47.78 149 116 92 109 139
147 Wilmington, DE 47.72 114 131 166 126 120
148 New Haven, CT 47.57 124 146 147 85 155
149 Laredo, TX 47.49 179 89 3 104 170
150 Norfolk, VA 47.11 162 163 131 140 68
151 Cleveland, OH 47.06 122 96 172 174 80
152 Baltimore, MD 46.79 106 80 173 180 74
153 Fontana, CA 46.73 165 157 49 125 137
154 Newport News, VA 46.59 134 142 132 111 154
155 Mobile, AL 46.36 150 126 111 158 125
156 Corpus Christi, TX 46.07 153 135 135 159 101
157 Moreno Valley, CA 45.96 154 149 40 127 171
158 Bridgeport, CT 45.89 61 173 182 16 182
159 Hialeah, FL 45.89 96 182 24 35 181
160 Little Rock, AR 45.85 160 103 125 154 152
161 Birmingham, AL 45.78 169 168 116 163 76
162 Ontario, CA 45.68 167 164 29 128 158
163 Lewiston, ME 45.42 132 118 142 151 169
164 Charleston, WV 45.42 174 57 43 173 160
165 Akron, OH 45.33 156 109 169 139 140
166 Brownsville, TX 44.87 182 130 35 74 174
167 Columbus, GA 44.08 163 144 117 147 175
168 Baton Rouge, LA 43.86 157 169 175 143 100
169 North Las Vegas, NV 43.62 115 165 154 172 145
170 Montgomery, AL 43.33 181 122 87 131 159
171 Memphis, TN 43.17 170 161 178 145 96
172 Toledo, OH 42.81 152 108 176 179 112
173 Jackson, MS 42.68 180 147 141 112 151
174 Detroit, MI 42.68 171 133 177 175 101
175 San Bernardino, CA 42.58 172 166 69 148 176
176 Fayetteville, NC 42.49 168 176 148 141 157
177 Dover, DE 41.94 173 171 156 113 180
178 Huntington, WV 40.29 175 170 96 182 129
179 Augusta, GA 40.02 178 156 160 165 167
180 Gulfport, MS 39.72 176 178 60 169 178
181 Shreveport, LA 39.24 177 175 151 164 177
182 Newark, NJ 39.23 109 181 181 161 173

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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