Rated highest for gluttony for high rates of smoking, drinking and obesity
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2016) — Louisville is the nation’s sixth most sinful city, according to rankings of America’s Top 10 Sin Cities and America’s Top 10 Saintly Sanctuaries by Trulia, an online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals. Rankings consisted of the 150 largest U.S. metros.
Cities were ranked based on the Seven Deadly Sins — envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth and wrath.
For envy Trulia looked at cities with the greatest and least difference of median listing prices for homes.
Gluttony was a city’s rate of smoking, drinking and obesity.
Greed was determined by the number of casinos in a city.
Lust consisted of the number of adult entertainment establishments in a city.
Pride was categorized by the number of vanity businesses, such as plastic surgeons, beauty parlors and tanning salons.
Sloth was determined by the number of people who report exercising during a 30-day period.
Wrath was determined by the rate of violent crimes in a city.
Louisville was ranked 26th in gluttony, 27th in sloth, 29th in envy, 47th in lust, 49th in greed and 95th in pride. Louisville was not ranked for wrath.
New Orleans was picked as the most sinful city, followed by Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Tampa and Toledo.
The most saintly cities are: Cambridge, Mass.; Greeley, Colo.; Asheville, N.C.; Boise, Ida.; and Claremont-Lebanon, N.H.-Vt.