NC Cities Rank Among The Best in America for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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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 today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions.

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.

According to the report, Raleigh ranked #9 out of 182 and Charlotte ranked #28 out of 182.

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 68.04 5 7 1 25 19
2 Salt Lake City, UT 66.32 21 29 15 14 4
3 Seattle, WA 65.73 26 4 65 15 6
4 Irvine, CA 65.50 1 39 17 3 62
5 San Diego, CA 65.42 3 99 38 27 3
6 Overland Park, KS 63.86 51 1 4 5 94
7 San Francisco, CA 63.70 7 28 116 67 2
8 Fremont, CA 63.59 4 2 90 4 87
9 Raleigh, NC 63.51 24 19 54 10 28
10 San Jose, CA 63.43 9 11 98 2 45
10 Plano, TX 63.43 20 5 16 6 75
12 Atlanta, GA 62.61 47 48 50 22 10
13 Huntington Beach, CA 62.31 2 90 51 13 67
14 Austin, TX 62.05 57 35 28 33 16
15 Columbia, MD 62.04 29 3 96 1 127
16 Virginia Beach, VA 61.91 38 52 10 45 31
17 Chandler, AZ 61.90 13 18 18 34 65
18 Charleston, SC 61.72 84 71 8 47 5
19 Tempe, AZ 61.26 16 97 34 54 29
20 Madison, WI 61.25 53 9 70 24 36
21 Boise, ID 61.17 36 50 21 55 38
22 Portland, ME 60.64 30 20 104 77 23
23 Orlando, FL 60.63 44 104 33 52 17
24 Minneapolis, MN 60.57 65 8 114 37 13
25 Gilbert, AZ 59.97 25 14 6 35 107
26 Tampa, FL 59.96 43 86 36 90 21
27 Portland, OR 59.85 14 26 140 132 7
28 Charlotte, NC 59.72 71 34 60 38 30
29 Colorado Springs, CO 59.54 40 68 22 93 42
30 Lincoln, NE 59.35 86 17 20 78 39
31 Omaha, NE 59.07 77 6 29 106 51
32 Denver, CO 58.98 23 46 111 161 8
33 Honolulu, HI 58.96 15 160 169 40 1
34 Fargo, ND 58.79 88 54 32 17 54
35 Durham, NC 58.60 52 60 39 16 80
36 Sioux Falls, SD 58.44 97 51 23 7 84
37 St. Petersburg, FL 58.37 37 58 31 136 47
38 South Burlington, VT 58.34 27 49 2 20 171
39 Fort Lauderdale, FL 57.92 10 150 121 66 25
40 Washington, DC 57.91 50 47 150 95 11
41 Peoria, AZ 57.57 55 37 7 57 115
42 Jacksonville, FL 57.44 90 81 19 155 18
43 Grand Rapids, MI 57.17 89 36 82 23 55
44 Phoenix, AZ 56.99 78 76 57 69 49
45 Pittsburgh, PA 56.81 73 21 113 160 14
46 Las Vegas, NV 56.79 22 113 127 165 9
47 Sacramento, CA 56.78 62 80 109 80 32
48 Nashua, NH 56.42 64 10 75 100 97
49 Bismarck, ND 56.24 123 16 41 12 124
50 Houston, TX 56.22 112 69 79 49 34
51 Chesapeake, VA 56.09 92 77 24 63 70
52 Los Angeles, CA 56.04 33 165 149 41 26
53 Glendale, AZ 55.98 58 106 55 83 63
54 Pembroke Pines, FL 55.98 32 124 44 32 110
55 Mesa, AZ 55.79 48 61 27 73 108
56 West Valley City, UT 55.78 96 33 11 31 144
57 Cape Coral, FL 55.66 67 67 3 112 117
58 Oceanside, CA 55.62 6 145 107 44 113
59 Boston, MA 55.60 35 110 170 125 12
60 Henderson, NV 55.60 11 57 80 152 85
61 Fort Worth, TX 55.48 109 63 47 61 59
62 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 55.46 76 101 14 51 109
63 Pearl City, HI 55.44 31 83 25 48 161
64 Cedar Rapids, IA 55.26 119 13 83 11 112
65 Lexington-Fayette, KY 55.22 102 42 67 101 58
66 Chicago, IL 55.06 98 23 167 111 15
67 Tucson, AZ 54.92 63 130 85 122 40
68 Miami, FL 54.90 34 181 95 50 24
69 Burlington, VT 54.88 42 125 117 39 89
70 Albuquerque, NM 54.76 61 72 155 82 50
71 San Antonio, TX 54.69 130 123 36 91 41
72 Nashville, TN 54.43 127 79 64 163 22
73 Chula Vista, CA 54.43 17 137 88 28 123
74 Reno, NV 54.39 39 129 68 168 52
75 Dallas, TX 54.36 108 121 77 71 48
76 Santa Rosa, CA 54.28 8 109 137 46 140
77 Rapid City, SD 54.22 113 85 45 42 101
78 Kansas City, MO 54.12 148 24 73 119 46
79 Des Moines, IA 54.06 142 25 63 60 81
80 Columbus, OH 53.98 124 31 138 102 37
81 Santa Clarita, CA 53.95 18 119 145 30 120
82 Arlington, TX 53.88 106 102 58 64 82
83 St. Paul, MN 53.87 94 30 153 70 56
84 Oklahoma City, OK 53.77 140 22 42 134 68
85 Vancouver, WA 53.68 41 59 151 72 105
86 Oakland, CA 53.65 46 116 172 21 78
87 Spokane, WA 53.64 74 87 81 105 91
88 Cheyenne, WY 53.42 138 45 43 58 119
89 El Paso, TX 53.40 125 128 49 89 53
90 Billings, MT 53.19 115 38 61 127 99
91 Modesto, CA 53.05 56 55 103 113 131
92 Cincinnati, OH 52.94 117 91 139 154 20
93 Tacoma, WA 52.92 107 32 136 107 72
94 St. Louis, MO 52.84 80 65 106 179 33
95 Greensboro, NC 52.82 93 111 62 99 90
96 New York, NY 52.81 69 169 177 26 35
97 Huntsville, AL 52.76 158 27 40 103 96
98 Garden Grove, CA 52.68 45 152 143 19 125
99 Aurora, CO 52.68 49 105 102 88 122
100 Anaheim, CA 52.62 12 172 159 18 106
101 Missoula, MT 52.44 60 161 84 144 69
102 Juneau, AK 52.42 59 56 92 130 149
103 Louisville, KY 52.37 116 40 97 173 44
104 Manchester, NH 52.36 82 75 105 121 103
105 Knoxville, TN 52.29 104 164 12 172 43
106 Irving, TX 52.27 114 70 48 74 114
107 Amarillo, TX 52.15 128 84 9 118 136
108 Jersey City, NJ 52.11 66 95 108 68 121
109 Anchorage, AK 52.04 87 43 131 108 100
110 Port St. Lucie, FL 51.80 131 96 5 110 141
111 Glendale, CA 51.57 19 158 161 36 148
112 Aurora, IL 51.56 110 41 115 56 129
113 Riverside, CA 51.55 83 142 46 87 128
114 Warwick, RI 51.44 68 12 132 133 159
115 Tallahassee, FL 51.24 136 171 74 65 57
116 Columbia, SC 51.05 152 133 76 98 61
117 Long Beach, CA 50.96 28 178 157 43 102
118 Tulsa, OK 50.78 137 73 87 117 92
119 Rochester, NY 50.75 105 118 158 83 73
120 Springfield, MO 50.41 121 135 35 153 98
121 Chattanooga, TN 50.16 159 94 56 162 71
122 Yonkers, NY 49.87 72 136 166 9 164
123 Lubbock, TX 49.74 145 134 30 120 111
124 Grand Prairie, TX 49.73 162 92 59 86 138
125 Fort Wayne, IN 49.57 169 44 66 76 139
126 Garland, TX 49.40 134 62 69 81 160
127 Buffalo, NY 49.30 101 89 165 140 88
128 Wichita, KS 49.29 167 15 110 128 116
129 Richmond, VA 49.28 95 148 156 131 77
130 Bakersfield, CA 49.26 85 82 120 126 146
131 Casper, WY 49.16 122 53 135 124 151
132 Milwaukee, WI 49.16 132 78 164 148 66
133 Indianapolis, IN 49.14 133 64 146 149 86
134 Winston-Salem, NC 48.63 160 103 86 94 134
135 Corpus Christi, TX 48.26 164 120 78 147 93
136 Norfolk, VA 47.93 154 168 119 123 74
137 Oxnard, CA 47.89 54 157 148 59 180
138 Providence, RI 47.87 91 132 171 145 94
139 Fresno, CA 47.42 81 126 125 150 152
140 New Orleans, LA 47.37 143 179 163 159 27
141 Philadelphia, PA 47.24 79 66 180 181 60
142 Nampa, ID 47.18 163 143 52 109 163
143 Santa Ana, CA 47.17 75 176 133 29 170
144 Ontario, CA 47.06 149 167 71 79 155
145 Fontana, CA 47.05 150 154 89 75 156
146 Salem, OR 47.05 126 107 112 156 154
147 Birmingham, AL 46.99 170 162 91 164 64
148 Newport News, VA 46.94 147 144 99 115 145
149 Bridgeport, CT 46.85 70 140 182 8 177
150 Moreno Valley, CA 46.59 141 149 94 92 168
151 Fort Smith, AR 46.57 155 88 26 170 169
152 Las Cruces, NM 46.42 153 166 144 85 143
153 Baltimore, MD 46.40 100 93 176 180 79
154 Worcester, MA 46.37 111 115 178 129 137
155 Little Rock, AR 46.21 146 114 122 146 158
156 Stockton, CA 45.97 103 117 147 96 174
157 Baton Rouge, LA 45.60 166 163 160 138 83
158 Columbus, GA 45.54 165 146 72 114 175
159 Akron, OH 45.33 151 108 154 158 130
160 Cleveland, OH 45.19 157 98 179 171 76
161 Wilmington, DE 44.99 135 127 175 151 132
162 Lewiston, ME 44.84 120 74 93 176 182
163 Mobile, AL 44.79 161 138 129 167 126
164 New Haven, CT 44.65 139 151 181 62 157
165 North Las Vegas, NV 44.26 118 155 152 169 142
166 Augusta, GA 43.84 176 147 101 143 150
167 Montgomery, AL 43.65 177 139 123 135 133
168 Fayetteville, NC 43.51 156 177 134 142 153
169 Laredo, TX 43.47 182 122 13 104 178
170 Hialeah, FL 43.20 99 182 130 53 173
171 Dover, DE 42.92 173 153 126 139 172
172 Toledo, OH 42.69 144 100 173 175 147
173 Memphis, TN 42.47 174 159 162 166 104
174 Brownsville, TX 42.41 181 141 53 97 181
175 San Bernardino, CA 42.30 171 175 124 116 166
176 Jackson, MS 42.28 180 156 100 137 135
177 Detroit, MI 41.77 168 131 168 177 118
178 Charleston, WV 41.05 175 112 141 178 165
179 Newark, NJ 39.34 129 180 174 157 167
180 Shreveport, LA 38.77 178 174 142 141 176
181 Huntington, WV 38.31 172 170 118 182 162
182 Gulfport, MS 36.05 179 173 128 174 179

 

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