The Hardest Working City in America Is…

In the heart of winter, Alaska doesn’t seem like an easy place to live, so perhaps it’s not a surprise that the city of Anchorage, Alaska, was recently named as the hardest-working city in the United States.

Compiled by the personal finance website WalletHub, the 2019 rankings compared 116 cities across the country, making sure to include at least one city from each state. The metrics took both direct and indirect factors into consideration. Direct factors included local employment rates, average workweek hours, and an engaged workers metric that attempted to determine how enthusiastic and committed workers are to their work and workplace. In addition, indirect factors like average commute time, volunteer hours, and daily leisure time were considered.

Texas placed three cities in the Top 10, as well as 9 cities in the Top 25. Colorado was the only other state with multiple cities in the Top 10, while Virginia accounted for 3 cities in the Top 25.

The Hardest Working Cities in America
1. Anchorage, Alaska
2. San Francisco, California
3. Irving, Texas
4. Virginia Beach, Virginia
5. Plano, Texas
6. Denver, Colorado
7. Aurora, Colorado
8. Austin, Texas
9. Cheyenne, Wyoming
10. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

11. Dallas, Texas
12. Norfolk, Virginia
13. Corpus Christi, Texas
14. Washington, D.C.
15. Fort Worth, Texas
16. Chesapeake, Virginia
17. Honolulu, Hawaii
18. Arlington, Texas
19. Garland, Texas
20. Nashville, Tennessee

21. Charlotte, North Carolina
22. Houston, Texas
23. Raleigh, North Carolina
24. Portland, Maine
25. Gilbert, Arizona
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