Being called one of the nation’s sweatiest cities is probably not the most sought after designation, but if you’ve been outside for more than ten seconds in the past week, it is undeniable that some of Georgia’s cities could earn a high rank for being — well, rank.
Three of Georgia’s cities are considered the sweatiest according to a study of 200 metro areas by MyDatingAdviser.com: Macon ranked 16th sweatiest, Savannah ranked 26th, and Atlanta ranked 41st.
For many people around the country, summer means not just heat but worse — sweat. And since the matchmaking experts at MyDatingAdviser.com love the heat, they 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 more related to humidity and population density than straight-up temperature.
That’s why the sweatiest cities in America are in the 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.
Amy Pritchett, Editor-in-Chief at MyDatingAdviser.com, said:
“Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, we looked at various environmental factors to pinpoint ‘hot spots’ across the country.”
“The study factored in the average summer temperatures of each city and proximity to large bodies of water. In addition, the exercise rate of the population, as well as population density and major sporting events, were also considered for the rankings, knowing that more frequent exercise and crowded events lead to a city’s overall sweatiness.”
Find the top 25 sweatiest cities in America here:
- Orlando, Florida
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Tallahassee, Florida
- Houston, Texas
- Montgomery, Alabama
- Cape Coral, Florida
- Laredo, Texas
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Tampa, Florida
- Gainesville, Florida
- Mobile, Alabama
- Brownsville, Texas
- McAllen, Texas
- Macon, Georgia
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Tucson, Arizona
- St. Petersburg, Florida
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Mesa, Arizona
- Austin, Texas
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Gilbert, Arizona
What makes Georgia such a sweaty place?
Macon (#16 out of 200 cities)
- The average temperature in July is 82 °F, with 92 °F (high) and 71 °F (low)
- The length of the summer season is 3.9 months
- The relative humidity in July is 73%
- There are 126 days above 90 degrees in the year
- The population density is over 617 people per square mile
Savannah (#26 out of 200 cities)
- The average temperature in July is 82.5 °F, with 92 °F (high) and 73 °F (low)
- The length of the summer season is 3.7 months
- The relative humidity in July is 74%
- There are 74 days above 90 degrees in the year
- The exercise rate of the population is 57.2%
- The population density is over 1,438 people per square mile
Atlanta (#41 out of 200 cities)
- The average temperature in July is 81 °F, with 90 °F (high) and 72 °F (low)
- The length of the summer season is 3.8 months
- The relative humidity in July is 74%
- There are 18 days above 90 degrees in the year
- The exercise rate of the population is 52.3%
- The population density is over 3,924 people per square mile
6 tips for staying cool and safe in the heat
- Block out the windows in your home with a blanket or a darker sheet during the day to keep the heat out.
- If you don’t have A.C., keep windows open and run fans to circulate the air and keep your home cool.
- Wipe your forehead with a cool cloth.
- Avoid strenuous exercise outdoors if possible.
- Put ice cubes in your water bottle, especially if you’re outdoors.
- If you plan to exercise outside or need to exert yourself outdoors for work, drink a slushie beforehand or douse your head in cold water. Cold showers can also help you cool down.
To determine the sweatiest cities in the nation, MyDatingAdviser.com compared 200 of the largest metro areas across three categories: 1) Weather, 2) Sweat Factors, and 3) Cooling Off.
They then evaluated each area using 12 data points of perspiration friendliness. These data points included statistics such as the average summer temperature, number of days above 90 degrees, the popularity of public transport, and the amount of shade and bodies of water for cooling off.
For more information, please contact Amy Pritchett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MyDatingAdviser.com is a US dating website committed to offering singles advice and reviews. Amy Pritchett started her website in March 2019 and is passionate about providing people with love and relationship advice.
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