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Least Sinful City in US Is in the Northeast

Hello, South Burlington, Vermont
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2017 12:20 PM CST
Updated Dec 2, 2017 10:59 AM CST
10 Most and Least Sinful Cities in the US
A confessional booth.   (Getty/syldavia)

The most "sinful" city in the US is ... yup, Vegas. Though that top result isn't too surprising, a ranking by WalletHub is still pretty entertaining to read. Using metrics that run the gamut from casinos, to massage parlors, to plastic surgeries (vanity is a sin, remember), and even to the number of active Tinder users, the site has a comprehensive ranking on the best and least sinful cities out of more than 180 studied. South Burlington, Vermont, ends up as the most virtuous. Here are the worst, along with the overall "vice index":

  1. Las Vegas, 59.53
  2. Orlando, Florida, 53.11
  3. Miami, 52.52
  4. St. Louis, Missouri, 52.46
  5. North Las Vegas, 50.58
  6. Henderson, Nevada, 50.27
  7. Detroit, 50.09
  8. Baton Rouge, 50.01
  9. Tampa, Florida, 49.70
  10. New Orleans, 49.64
The least sinful cities follow.

The least sinful cities:

  1. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 31.78
  2. Aurora, Illinois, 31.64
  3. San Jose, California, 31.44
  4. Santa Rosa, California, 31.35
  5. Plano, Texas, 31.24
  6. Port St. Lucie, Florida, 31.21
  7. West Valley City, Utah, 31.05
  8. Brownsville, Texas, 30.62
  9. Pearl City, Hawaii, 29.77
  10. South Burlington, Vermont, 28.97
Click for the full rankings and the detailed methodology. (More lists stories.)

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