Manly City

DENVER – Despite dropping six spots on the “Manliest Cities” list, the Mile High City still ranked as one of the manliest cities in America. The snack food Combos released its second annual list on Wednesday, with Denver finding itself as the No. 11 manliest city. Charlotte, N.C. took the top spot, while last year’s manliest city, Nashville, Tenn., dropped to No. 4. The list was commissioned in partnership with Bert Sperling, a researcher who produces the popular “Best Places to Live” list. Researchers looked at the number of home improvement stores, steak houses, pickup trucks and motorcycles per capita. Portland, Ore., ranked last in the 2010 list.

1. Charlotte, NC (+ 1 spot)
2. Columbus, OH (+ 5 spots)
3. Kansas City, MO (+ 5 spots)
4. Nashville, TN (- 3 spots)
5. Baltimore, MD (+ 32 spots)
6. Milwaukee, WI (+ 11 spots)
7. Chicago, IL (+ 39 spots)
8. Indianapolis, IN (+ 1 spot)
9. Washington, D.C. (+ 36 spots)
10. Philadelphia, PA (+ 20 spots)
11. Denver, CO (- 6 spots)
12. St. Louis, MO (- 6 spots)
13. Columbia, SC (No Change)
14. Harrisburg, PA (+ 12 spots)
15. Cleveland, OH (+ 4 spots)
16. Orlando, FL (- 2 spots)
17. Salt Lake City, UT (- 1 spot)
18. Birmingham, AL (+ 5 spots)
19. Detroit, MI (+ 1 spot)
20. Cincinnati, OH (- 16 spots)
21. Richmond, VA (- 9 spots)
22. New Orleans, LA (+ 5 spots)
23. Phoenix, AZ (- 1 spot)
24. Houston, TX (+ 15 spots)
25. Oklahoma City, OK (- 22 spots)
26. Toledo, OH (- 16 spots)
27. Minneapolis, MN (-9 spots)
28. Memphis, TN (- 17 spots)
29. Louisville, KY (+ 2 spots)
30. Seattle, WA (+ 10 spots)
31. Boston, MA (+ 7 spots)
32. Atlanta, GA (No Change)
33. Providence, RI (No Change)
34. Dayton, OH (- 19 spots)
35. New York, NY (+ 15 spots)
36. Jacksonville, FL (- 15 spots)
37. Pittsburgh, PA (- 8 spots)
38. Grand Rapids, MI (- 14 spots)
39. Dallas, TX (- 5 spots)
40. Rochester, NY (- 4 spots)
41. Las Vegas, NV (- 13 spots)
42. San Diego, CA (+ 1 spot)
43. San Francisco, CA (+ 5 spots)
44. Tampa, FL (- 19 spots)
45. Sacramento, CA (- 4 spots)
46. Buffalo, NY (- 11 spots)
47. Oakland, CA (- 3 spots)
48. Los Angeles, CA (+ 1 spot)
49. Miami, FL (- 7 spots)
50. Portland, OR (- 3 spots)

5 Comments

  1. Rumor has it that Charlotte’s top ranking had something to do with the preponderance of pick-up trucks, honky tonks, and ‘manly’ pro sports like pro-football, pro-basketball, and NASCAR.

  2. What about facial hair and hours watching ESPN? Shouldn’t those factor in?

  3. To be honest, I’m a little surprised that Charlotte was ranked #1 because it strikes me more as a “gentlemanly” city where men where seersucker suits and bowties.

  4. Not many seersucker suits there – maybe further south or out by the coast, but sadly I think having NASCAR based there swayed the vote.

  5. The list is a joke, Albuquerque didn’t even make it? My theory is that they tried to come here but got scared because they weren’t manly enough so they just crossed it off the list…

    Man caves per capita should be the true deciding factor…

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