10 Sweatiest Cities in America
For many people around the country, summer means not just heat, but worse — sweat. And since we love the heat, we have compiled a ranking of the sweatiest cities in America by comparing the 200 largest metro areas.
Interestingly, not all hot places are created equal: Sweatiness is actually more related to humidity and population density than straight-up temperature.
That’s why the majority of the 10 sweatiest cities in America are located in the more humid pockets of the country — and if you happen to live in one of those pockets? You are probably stronger than the rest of us.
Hottest Cities in the US to Make You Perspire
In order to determine the sweatiest cities in the nation, MyDatingAdviser.com compared 200 of the largest metro areas across three key dimensions: 1) Weather, 2) Sweat Factors and 3) Cooling Off.
We evaluated each of those dimensions using 12 relevant metrics of perspiration friendliness. These are listed below with their corresponding weights. The metrics were combined to create a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for perspiration.
We determined each location’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample. In determining our sample, we considered the largest metro areas in the USA.
Sources: County Health Rankings, U.S. Census Bureau, National Oceanic, and Atmospheric Association, National Institute of Statistics and Geography, American Housing Survey