Overall Rankings

CITY FINAL RANK 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Minneapolis, MN 1 3 3 3 3 3 1.5 1 2 2
Washington, DC 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 3.5 3
Seattle, WA 3 2 2 2 2 1 1.5 2 1 1
St. Paul, MN 4 7 6 12 7 7 4 3 5 9.5
Atlanta, GA 5 4.5 8 4 4 5 6 8 3.5 4
Pittsburgh, PA 6 4.5 4 6 5 4 12 9 6 8
Denver, CO 7 6 5 10 8 10 7 4 8 6
San Francisco, CA 8 10 11 9 6 12 5 7 9 5
Boston, MA 9 8 7 5 12 8 8 10 11 7
St. Louis, MO 10 9 9 8 9.5 11 9 6 12 15
Portland, OR 11 11 10 11 9.5 6 10.5 12 10 11
Cincinnati, OH 12 12 12 7 11 9 10.5 11 7 9.5
Raleigh, NC 13 23 18 16 13 19 14 14 13 13
Kansas City, MO 14 13 13 14 17 14 18 15 17 14
Baltimore, MD 15 15 19 18 18 26 16 27 24 21
Honolulu CDP, HI 16 17 15.5 19 27 28 22 18 22 35
Cleveland, OH 17 14 14 13 14 13 13 13 14 18
Orlando, FL 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Virginia Beach, VA 19 20 17 20 35 44 27 24 27 41
New York City, NY 20 16 21 22.5 26 29 24 28 42 32.5
Columbus, OH 21 26 32 30 16 22 15 21 15 12
Austin, TX 22 21.5 23 22.5 21 16 17 23 16 16
Oakland, CA 23 27 15.5 15 37 35 23 46 35 30
Tulsa, OK 24.5 24 22 21 24 20.5 21 16 19.5 24.5
Omaha, NE 24.5 38.5 38 40.5 42 37 40 34.5 31 31
Nashville-Davidson, TN 26 21.5 26 27 22 18 19.5 19 18 17
Lexington-Fayette, KY 27.5 18 24 24 23 15 19.5 17 30 27.5
New Orleans, LA 27.5 19 25 17 15 17 -- -- -- --
Tampa, FL 29.5 25 20 25 19 20.5 29 20 21 24.5
Lincoln, NE 29.5 30 28 28 20 23 -- -- -- --
San Diego, CA 31 32 36 33.5 38.5 33.5 25 36 26 39
Colorado Springs, CO 32 28.5 31 29 28 30 34 40 39 46
Chicago, IL 33 28.5 27 26 25 24 26 30 33.5 19
Buffalo, NY 34 33 29 33.5 41 41.5 42 42 44 47
Philadelphia, PA 35 34 30 31 31.5 32 28 31.5 33.5 32.5
Newark, NJ 37 35 33 35 57 57 52 49 51 37
Indianapolis, IN 37 36 37 37 34 25 37 29 29 23
Sacramento, CA 37 40 42 44 45 41.5 30 25 28 22
San Jose, CA 39 38.5 35 32 50.5 56 46 54 50 51
Greensboro, NC 40 50 43 40.5 38.5 36 -- -- -- --
Plano, TX 41 43 45 46 54 53.5 55 51 53 --
Milwaukee, WI 42 47.5 41 39 46 43 44 -- -- --
Miami, FL 43 31 34 36 29.5 33.5 33 22 23 27.5
Dallas, TX 44 37 47 51 44 48 38.5 47.5 49 48
Albuquerque, NM 45 45 39 38 43 39 35 41 38 36
Louisville-Jefferson Co.,KY 46 46 49 42 40 40 38.5 31.5 37 40
Detroit, MI 47 41 46 49.5 56 51 51 50 52 56
Fort Wayne, IN 48 47.5 40 48 29.5 31 36 34.5 25 29
Tucson, AZ 49 42 48 55 33 45 32 33 36 34
Oklahoma City, OK 50 51 51 49.5 36 38 43 38.5 43 38
Charlotte, NC 51 52 50 45 31.5 27 31 26 19.5 20
Santa Ana, CA 52 53.5 54 47 52 50 41 43 40 44.5
Fort Worth, TX 53.5 49 52 54 50.5 52 45 45 45.5 44.5
Las Vegas, NV 53.5 53.5 57 58 67 67 62 57 61 62
Toledo, OH 55 44 44 43 47 47 48 37 32 26
Jacksonville, FL 56 58 55 52 49 55 50 47.5 45.5 44.5
Jersey City, NJ 57 55 53 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Anchorage, AK 58 56.5 56 61 53 49 47 38.5 47 43
Henderson, NV 59 60 58 53 63 64 -- -- -- --
Houston, TX 60 56.5 60.5 60 60 60 54 55 55 53
Wichita, KS 61 62 62 62 48 46 49 44 48 49
Arlington, TX 62 63 64 64 71 70.5 63 62 64.5 57
Los Angeles, CA 63 64 60.5 59 61 62 56 53 57 60
Memphis, TN 64 65 66 63 55 53.5 58 59 54 58.5
Phoenix, AZ 65 59 59 56 58 59 57 56 59 54
Riverside, CA 66 61 63 57 59 58 53 52 56 58.5
Long Beach, CA 67 66 65 68 66 65.5 65 -- -- --
Mesa, AZ 68 67 67 65 68 63 60 60 63 61
Aurora, CO 69 68 68 70 65 68 61 61 58 52
San Antonio, TX 70 72 72 69 72 69 67 67 64.5 66
Fresno, CA 71 69 69 67 74 70.5 66 66 67 55
Anaheim, CA 72 70.5 70 71 64 65.5 59 58 60 63
Stockton, CA 73 74 73 73 69.5 75 71 68 69 68
Chula Vista, CA 74 70.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
El Paso, TX 75 73 71 66 62 61 64 62 63 64
Corpus Christi, TX 76 75 74 72 75 72 70 69 70 69
Bakersfield, CA 77 76 75 74 69.5 74 69 65 68 67