Seattle is one of the best cities at keeping New Year's resolutions

Jan 4 2021, 3:30 pm

More than seven in 10 people admit that they have failed to uphold their New Year’s resolutions in the past.

This year, WalletHub has named Seattle the third best city in the country for breaking the trend and keeping New Year’s resolutions.

The personal-finance website compared over 180 US cities across 57 key metrics. Data sets ranged from exercise opportunities to income growth to employment outlook.

Source: WalletHub

Scottsdale, Arizona, took top spot with a total score of 68.04, followed by Salt Lake City, Utah, and Seattle with 66.32 and 65.73, respectively.

Out of the 57 key metrics studied, Seattle ranked first for income growth, second for percentage of delinquent debtors, fourth for share of adult smokers, 11th for obese adults, 40th for access to exercise opportunities, and 61st for job opportunities.

Seattle also saw the lowest percentage of adults not exercising, and the fourth median credit score.

Top 10 cities for keeping New Year’s resolutions:

  1. Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Salt Lake City, UT
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. Irvine, CA
  5. San Diego, CA
  6. Overland Park, KS
  7. San Francisco, CA
  8. Fremont, CA
  9. Raleigh, NC
  10. Plano, TX
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