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Deadliest Cities for Pedestrians

Last Updated: 10/31/2022
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In 2022, U.S. pedestrian fatalities are projected to reach their highest level in 40 years, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Last year, drivers struck and killed an estimated 7,485 people, which amounts to an average of 20 deaths daily.

Cities aren’t created equal when it comes to pedestrian safety. MoneyGeek analyzed traffic fatality data collected from 2017 through 2020 for 305 cities across the country to find the most dangerous cities for pedestrians. Here’s what we found.

Key Findings:
  • Vehicle-related pedestrian deaths increased 7% from 2017 to 2020, with 6,540 pedestrian fatalities in 2020.
  • Fort Lauderdale is the deadliest city for pedestrians, experiencing an average of 7.7 vehicle-related pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents yearly. There, approximately 39% of all car accident fatalities are pedestrian fatalities.
  • Fargo, North Dakota, Pearland, Texas, and Clovis, California, tied for the safest cities for pedestrians, each averaging 0.20 annual pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents.
  • 8 of the 20 deadliest cities for pedestrians are located in Florida and California.

Most & Least Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians in 2022

MoneyGeek analyzed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data from 2017 through 2020 for 305 cities to determine the safest and most dangerous cities for pedestrians in the U.S. We ranked cities in order of highest overall pedestrian death rates per 100,000 residents to lowest, and only included cities with populations of 100,000 or more in our ranking.

Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

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Some cities, like Memphis, Tennessee, had more vehicle-related pedestrian fatalities in four years of data (164 deaths) than Fort Lauderdale, Florida (56 deaths), which ranks as the most dangerous city for pedestrians. Why is that?

In this study, MoneyGeek broke down the average annual pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents. Memphis' population in 2020 was 650,910. Fort Lauderdale's was only 181,818. You’d expect more deaths in a city like Memphis than in Fort Lauderdale, which is the case. Still, Fort Lauderdale is statistically a more dangerous city for pedestrians.

Memphis ranked No. 4 on MoneyGeek's most dangerous cities for pedestrians list. In between Fort Lauderdale and Memphis are Little Rock, Arkansas, at No. 2 and Jackson, Mississippi, at No.3. In fifth place is West Palm Beach, Florida, with 30 deaths from 2017 to 2020 — this is significant, given its relatively small population of 111,006.

20 Cities With the Most Vehicle-Related Pedestrian Deaths per 100,000 Residents

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  • City, State
    Avg. Annual Pedestrian Fatality Rate
  • 1.
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    7.7
  • 2.
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    6.7
  • 3.
    Jackson, Mississippi
    6.7
  • 4.
    Memphis, Tennessee
    6.5
  • 5.
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    6.4
  • 6.
    Victorville, California
    6.3
  • 7.
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    6.0
  • 8.
    San Bernardino, California
    6.0
  • 9.
    North Charleston, South Carolina
    5.7
  • 10.
    Tucson, Arizona
    5.7

Safest Cities for Pedestrians

MoneyGeek found that Fargo, North Dakota, Pearland, Texas, and Clovis, California, tied for the safest cities for pedestrians, each with 0.20 annual pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents.

Among the safest cities, Santa Clarita, California (No.11), Irvine, California (No.12), and Gilbert, Arizona (No.18), all have populations of 200,000 or more.

Safe cities for pedestrians seem to be scattered throughout the U.S.; five of the safest cities are located in California, four in Texas, two in Indiana and one in North Dakota, North Carolina, Washington, Massachusetts, Utah, New Hampshire, Illinois, Arizona and Colorado.

20 Cities With the Fewest Vehicle-Related Pedestrian Deaths per 100,000 Residents

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  • City, State
    Avg. Annual Pedestrian Fatality Rate
  • 1.
    Fargo, North Dakota
    0.20
  • 2.
    Pearland, Texas
    0.20
  • 3.
    Clovis, California
    0.20
  • 4.
    Carlsbad, California
    0.22
  • 5.
    High Point, North Carolina
    0.22
  • 6.
    Santa Maria, California
    0.23
  • 7.
    Sugar Land, Texas
    0.23
  • 8.
    Renton, Washington
    0.24
  • 9.
    Fishers, Indiana
    0.25
  • 10.
    Carmel, Indiana
    0.25

Staying Safe as a Pedestrian

Pedestrians can take some relatively simple, practical steps to stay safe on sidewalks and roadways. MoneyGeek outlined a few of the most impactful potential steps below.

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TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHEN WALKING
  • Look both ways before you cross the street. It’s an oldie, but goodie, and something parents would do best to instill as a key traffic safety rule for children. With so many of us walking around with earbuds in, phones in hand or otherwise not paying attention to our surroundings, it can be easy not to notice a car coming.
  • Wear bright, reflective clothing when walking around a city — or any road — at night. Visibility is poor for drivers at night; in some cases, they may not see you walking if you’re wearing dark clothing. Wearing a reflective vest or jacket while walking at night can make you significantly more visible to motorists.
  • Obey traffic laws. That is, don’t jaywalk and always cross at the crosswalk.
  • Don’t assume a driver sees you walking because they may not. Being cautious could save your life.

While there are some steps pedestrians can take to protect themselves, it’s crucial that drivers also take responsibility for keeping pedestrians safe.

When you’re driving, always keep your eyes on the road. According to the United States Department of Transportation, distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives in 2020. It’s imperative that people don’t find themselves becoming distracted drivers by texting, fiddling with their stereo or struggling with their navigation system while behind the wheel.

Expert Insights: What Cities Can Do to Protect Pedestrians

MoneyGeek consulted public policy and traffic safety experts to get their thoughts on what cities can do to make their streets safer for pedestrians.

  1. Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise for several years now. Do you have any theories as to why that is?
  2. What would you like to see cities do to keep pedestrians safer?
John Rennie Short
John Rennie Short

Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Dan Biederman
Dan Biederman

President of the 34th Street Partnership

Cody Nehiba
Cody Nehiba

Assistant Professor of Research, Center for Energy Studies at Louisiana State University

Methodology

To rank the most dangerous cities for pedestrians, MoneyGeek analyzed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data from 2017 through 2020 and created an annual average for pedestrian fatalities resulting from vehicles. Using this metric, we calculated each city's pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents.

We also analyzed the total number of vehicle-related fatalities to calculate a percentage of pedestrian fatalities to see how many pedestrian deaths constitute total vehicle-related fatalities.

This analysis only analyzes pedestrian fatalities among cities with a population of 100,000 or more.

Full Data Set

The data points presented are defined as follows:

  • Average Annual Pedestrian Fatalities per 100,000 Residents: Average number of pedestrians killed in fatal crashes from 2017-2020, calculated across the population of each city per 100,000 residents.
  • Average Annual Pedestrian Fatalities: Average number of pedestrians killed in fatal crashes from 2017-2020.
  • Pedestrian Fatalities as % of Total Traffic Fatalities: The percentage of pedestrians killed among all persons killed in deadly crashes, calculated by dividing the average number of pedestrian fatalities by the average number of all vehicle-related fatalities.
  • Total Pedestrian Fatalities Since 2017: Total number of pedestrians killed in deadly crashes since 2017.
Rank
City
Average Annual Pedestrian Fatalities per 100,000 Residents
Average Annual Pedestrian Fatalities
Pedestrian Fatalities as % of Total Traffic Fatalities
Total Pedestrian Fatalities Since 2017

305

Fargo, North Dakota

0.20

0

5.6%

1

304

Pearland, Texas

0.20

0

7.7%

1

303

Clovis, California

0.20

0

10.0%

1

302

Carlsbad, California

0.22

0

4.8%

1

301

High Point, North Carolina

0.22

0

3.4%

1

300

Santa Maria, California

0.23

0

5.9%

1

299

Sugar Land, Texas

0.23

0

8.3%

1

298

Renton, Washington

0.24

0

6.7%

1

297

Fishers, Indiana

0.25

0

7.7%

1

296

Carmel, Indiana

0.25

0

8.3%

1

295

Santa Clarita, California

0.33

1

8.8%

3

294

Irvine, California

0.40

1

15.2%

5

293

Cambridge, Massachusetts

0.43

1

50.0%

2

292

West Jordan, Utah

0.43

1

15.4%

2

291

Richardson, Texas

0.43

1

8.3%

2

290

Manchester, New Hampshire

0.43

1

8.3%

2

289

Springfield, Illinois

0.44

1

5.4%

2

288

Gilbert, Arizona

0.46

1

17.2%

5

287

Allen, Texas

0.47

1

12.5%

2

286

Boulder, Colorado

0.48

1

25.0%

2

285

Roseville, California

0.49

1

14.3%

3

284

Olathe, Kansas

0.52

1

16.7%

3

283

Elk Grove, California

0.56

1

19.0%

4

282

Coral Springs, Florida

0.56

1

12.5%

3

281

Cary, North Carolina

0.57

1

36.4%

4

280

Lincoln, Nebraska

0.60

2

14.6%

7

279

Plano, Texas

0.61

2

12.1%

7

278

Mckinney, Texas

0.62

1

17.9%

5

277

Ann Arbor, Michigan

0.62

1

18.8%

3

276

College Station, Texas

0.62

1

20.0%

3

275

Centennial, Colorado

0.70

1

27.3%

3

274

Washington, District of Columbia

0.71

5

32.2%

19

273

Hampton, Virginia

0.73

1

7.7%

4

272

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

0.73

1

12.9%

4

271

Bend, Oregon

0.73

1

21.4%

3

270

Goodyear, Arizona

0.74

1

11.1%

3

269

New Bedford, Massachusetts

0.74

1

18.8%

3

268

Lynn, Massachusetts

0.74

1

33.3%

3

267

Overland Park, Kansas

0.76

2

22.2%

6

266

Meridian, Idaho

0.79

1

25.0%

4

265

Thousand Oaks, California

0.80

1

18.2%

4

264

Bellevue, Washington

0.84

1

45.5%

5

263

Virginia Beach, Virginia

0.87

4

14.5%

16

262

Provo, Utah

0.88

1

16.0%

4

261

Colorado Springs, Colorado

0.88

4

18.9%

17

260

Fort Collins, Colorado

0.89

2

13.6%

6

259

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

0.89

2

20.6%

7

258

Chandler, Arizona

0.89

3

14.9%

10

257

Temecula, California

0.90

1

16.0%

4

256

Glendale, California

0.91

2

43.8%

7

255

Dearborn, Michigan

0.92

1

16.7%

4

254

Madison, Wisconsin

0.93

3

27.0%

10

253

Green Bay, Wisconsin

0.93

1

21.1%

4

252

El Monte, California

0.94

1

33.3%

4

251

New York, New York

0.94

79

49.8%

317

250

Sterling Heights, Michigan

0.94

1

25.0%

5

249

Minneapolis, Minnesota

0.94

4

25.8%

16

248

Yonkers, New York

0.95

2

34.8%

8

247

Vacaville, California

0.97

1

17.4%

4

246

Wichita Falls, Texas

0.97

1

12.9%

4

245

Cape Coral, Florida

0.98

2

14.5%

8

244

Longmont, Colorado

0.99

1

13.3%

4

243

Eugene, Oregon

1.00

2

33.3%

7

242

Naperville, Illinois

1.01

2

37.5%

6

241

Henderson, Nevada

1.01

3

34.2%

13

240

Arvada, Colorado

1.01

1

26.3%

5

239

Peoria, Arizona

1.03

2

17.4%

8

238

Rochester, Minnesota

1.03

1

35.7%

5

237

League City, Texas

1.08

1

15.2%

5

236

Antioch, California

1.09

1

17.2%

5

235

Elgin, Illinois

1.10

1

20.0%

5

234

Stamford, Connecticut

1.10

2

27.3%

6

233

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1.11

2

17.9%

7

232

Greeley, Colorado

1.14

1

12.8%

5

231

Surprise, Arizona

1.17

2

26.9%

7

230

Spokane Valley, Washington

1.18

1

18.5%

5

229

Burbank, California

1.19

1

31.3%

5

228

Providence, Rhode Island

1.19

2

25.0%

9

227

Simi Valley, California

1.19

2

33.3%

6

226

Topeka, Kansas

1.19

2

12.8%

6

225

Round Rock, Texas

1.21

2

27.3%

6

224

Edinburg, Texas

1.22

1

22.7%

5

223

Corona, California

1.25

2

18.6%

8

222

Aurora, Illinois

1.26

2

27.3%

9

221

Boston, Massachusetts

1.26

8

42.3%

33

220

Laredo, Texas

1.27

3

18.1%

13

219

Billings, Montana

1.28

2

20.7%

6

218

Irving, Texas

1.28

3

21.7%

13

217

Chesapeake, Virginia

1.29

3

19.4%

13

216

Carrollton, Texas

1.31

2

20.0%

7

215

Lowell, Massachusetts

1.32

2

46.2%

6

214

Fort Wayne, Indiana

1.32

4

12.7%

14

213

Joliet, Illinois

1.33

2

29.6%

8

212

Buffalo, New York

1.35

4

27.3%

15

211

North Las Vegas, Nevada

1.37

4

31.3%

15

210

Santa Clara, California

1.38

2

26.9%

7

209

Mcallen, Texas

1.39

2

27.6%

8

208

Concord, North Carolina

1.39

2

26.1%

6

207

Thornton, Colorado

1.40

2

22.2%

8

206

Rancho Cucamonga, California

1.43

3

23.3%

10

205

Chico, California

1.47

2

27.3%

6

204

Pembroke Pines, Florida

1.48

3

23.3%

10

203

Daly City, California

1.48

2

60.0%

6

202

Oxnard, California

1.49

3

52.2%

12

201

Omaha, Nebraska

1.49

7

19.6%

29

200

Berkeley, California

1.49

2

43.8%

7

199

Norwalk, California

1.49

2

28.6%

6

198

Wichita, Kansas

1.52

6

14.6%

24

197

Des Moines, Iowa

1.53

3

21.0%

13

196

Seattle, Washington

1.53

11

45.5%

45

195

Fremont, California

1.54

4

34.1%

14

194

Murrieta, California

1.55

2

25.9%

7

193

Norman, Oklahoma

1.56

2

20.0%

8

192

Downey, California

1.57

2

26.9%

7

191

Sparks, Nevada

1.59

2

31.8%

7

190

Alexandria, Virginia

1.62

3

55.6%

10

189

Kansas City, Kansas

1.62

3

10.8%

10

188

Sandy Springs, Georgia

1.63

2

20.0%

7

187

Independence, Missouri

1.64

2

15.4%

8

186

Grand Prairie, Texas

1.65

3

23.2%

13

185

Nampa, Idaho

1.65

2

35.0%

7

184

Inglewood, California

1.66

2

20.6%

7

183

Miramar, Florida

1.67

2

25.0%

9

182

Pasadena, Texas

1.68

3

30.3%

10

181

Salem, Oregon

1.69

3

23.1%

12

180

South Bend, Indiana

1.69

2

12.7%

7

179

Santa Rosa, California

1.70

3

32.4%

12

178

Worcester, Massachusetts

1.70

4

40.0%

14

177

San Mateo, California

1.71

2

63.6%

7

176

Evansville, Indiana

1.72

2

13.1%

8

175

Buckeye, Arizona

1.73

2

18.9%

7

174

Davenport, Iowa

1.73

2

20.6%

7

173

Arlington, Texas

1.78

7

24.3%

28

172

Peoria, Illinois

1.79

2

22.9%

8

171

Chicago, Illinois

1.80

49

31.6%

194

170

Sunnyvale, California

1.81

3

44.0%

11

169

Tacoma, Washington

1.82

4

25.8%

16

168

Palm Bay, Florida

1.83

2

22.5%

9

167

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1.83

6

28.9%

22

166

Akron, Ohio

1.85

4

17.3%

14

165

Jersey City, New Jersey

1.85

5

50.0%

21

164

Scottsdale, Arizona

1.85

5

19.4%

18

163

Tyler, Texas

1.87

2

20.5%

8

162

San Francisco, California

1.87

15

50.0%

61

161

Oceanside, California

1.88

3

27.1%

13

160

Chula Vista, California

1.89

5

43.8%

21

159

Newport News, Virginia

1.90

4

19.4%

14

158

Clarksville, Tennessee

1.90

3

19.7%

13

157

Clearwater, Florida

1.93

2

22.5%

9

156

Springfield, Massachusetts

1.94

3

18.8%

12

155

Columbus, Ohio

1.96

18

25.4%

71

154

Lansing, Michigan

2.00

2

22.5%

9

153

Abilene, Texas

2.00

3

21.3%

10

152

Pasadena, California

2.03

3

37.9%

11

151

Mesquite, Texas

2.03

3

22.6%

12

150

Costa Mesa, California

2.03

2

25.0%

9

149

Paterson, New Jersey

2.06

3

40.6%

13

148

Garland, Texas

2.07

5

29.0%

20

147

Midland, Texas

2.09

3

17.5%

11

146

Durham, North Carolina

2.10

6

26.1%

24

145

Hillsboro, Oregon

2.11

2

40.9%

9

144

Norfolk, Virginia

2.13

5

23.8%

20

143

Raleigh, North Carolina

2.13

10

37.4%

40

142

Toledo, Ohio

2.14

6

21.1%

23

141

Aurora, Colorado

2.18

9

27.2%

34

140

Cincinnati, Ohio

2.18

7

23.5%

27

139

Orange, California

2.19

3

33.3%

12

138

Hayward, California

2.19

4

35.9%

14

137

Denver, Colorado

2.21

16

28.5%

63

136

Concord, California

2.22

3

33.3%

11

135

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2.24

2

23.1%

9

134

Anaheim, California

2.24

8

30.1%

31

133

Oakland, California

2.25

10

33.9%

39

132

Torrance, California

2.26

3

33.3%

13

131

Grand Rapids, Michigan

2.28

5

30.5%

18

130

San Jose, California

2.29

23

35.9%

90

129

Fullerton, California

2.29

3

31.0%

13

128

Spokane, Washington

2.29

5

42.9%

21

127

Escondido, California

2.32

4

29.8%

14

126

Chattanooga, Tennessee

2.33

4

13.9%

17

125

Wilmington, North Carolina

2.34

3

27.5%

11

124

Vancouver, Washington

2.34

5

36.7%

18

123

Warren, Michigan

2.35

3

39.4%

13

122

Mesa, Arizona

2.36

12

27.6%

48

121

Riverside, California

2.36

8

23.4%

30

120

Salt Lake City, Utah

2.37

5

25.7%

19

119

Rochester, New York

2.37

5

31.7%

20

118

Brownsville, Texas

2.40

5

39.1%

18

117

Kent, Washington

2.41

3

31.0%

13

116

Gresham, Oregon

2.43

3

33.3%

11

115

Lewisville, Texas

2.43

3

34.4%

11

114

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2.46

39

34.3%

155

113

Lafayette, Louisiana

2.46

3

23.1%

12

112

Moreno Valley, California

2.48

5

38.9%

21

111

Lubbock, Texas

2.49

7

22.0%

26

110

Garden Grove, California

2.49

4

36.2%

17

109

Las Vegas, Nevada

2.51

16

38.5%

65

108

Baltimore, Maryland

2.52

15

35.2%

58

107

Denton, Texas

2.53

4

23.8%

15

106

Killeen, Texas

2.56

4

30.2%

16

105

Columbia, Missouri

2.56

3

36.1%

13

104

Cleveland, Ohio

2.58

10

17.6%

38

103

Menifee, California

2.58

3

39.3%

11

102

Brockton, Massachusetts

2.61

3

31.4%

11

101

Salinas, California

2.61

4

58.6%

17

100

Westminster, Colorado

2.62

3

35.3%

12

99

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2.63

15

22.0%

60

98

Springfield, Missouri

2.65

5

22.2%

18

97

Santa Ana, California

2.67

8

41.3%

33

96

Waco, Texas

2.69

4

26.3%

15

95

West Valley City, Utah

2.70

4

28.8%

15

94

Bridgeport, Connecticut

2.70

4

40.0%

16

93

Reno, Nevada

2.70

7

36.7%

29

92

San Diego, California

2.71

38

40.9%

150

91

Palmdale, California

2.71

5

20.5%

18

90

Tempe, Arizona

2.72

5

25.6%

20

89

Portland, Oregon

2.73

18

37.0%

70

88

Amarillo, Texas

2.73

6

22.7%

22

87

Long Beach, California

2.74

13

38.5%

50

86

Huntsville, Alabama

2.77

6

26.7%

24

85

Elizabeth, New Jersey

2.77

4

55.6%

15

84

Hollywood, Florida

2.79

4

21.8%

17

83

Huntington Beach, California

2.80

6

40.0%

22

82

Visalia, California

2.80

4

39.0%

16

81

Mobile, Alabama

2.84

5

16.9%

21

80

Fairfield, California

2.92

4

34.1%

14

79

Ontario, California

2.95

5

30.4%

21

78

Quincy, Massachusetts

2.97

3

44.4%

12

77

West Covina, California

3.04

3

43.3%

13

76

Columbus, Georgia

3.04

6

32.1%

25

75

Tallahassee, Florida

3.04

6

35.3%

24

74

Charlotte, North Carolina

3.07

27

29.0%

108

73

Richmond, Virginia

3.09

7

35.4%

28

72

Greensboro, North Carolina

3.10

9

26.8%

37

71

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

3.13

22

25.8%

86

70

Austin, Texas

3.14

30

35.9%

121

69

Vallejo, California

3.20

4

41.0%

16

68

Houston, Texas

3.21

74

30.3%

294

67

Rockford, Illinois

3.22

5

37.3%

19

66

Fort Worth, Texas

3.23

30

28.9%

121

65

Kansas City, Missouri

3.25

17

18.5%

66

64

Lakeland, Florida

3.25

4

24.2%

15

63

Los Angeles, California

3.25

125

44.4%

501

62

Dayton, Ohio

3.27

5

23.4%

18

61

El Paso, Texas

3.28

22

35.2%

89

60

Modesto, California

3.31

7

39.2%

29

59

Las Cruces, New Mexico

3.32

4

36.6%

15

58

Davie, Florida

3.34

4

20.3%

14

57

Pueblo, Colorado

3.34

4

26.3%

15

56

Lakewood, Colorado

3.35

5

33.9%

21

55

Fayetteville, North Carolina

3.35

7

27.2%

28

54

Lancaster, California

3.38

6

24.5%

23

53

New Orleans, Louisiana

3.38

13

28.2%

51

52

Tulsa, Oklahoma

3.40

14

28.7%

56

51

Syracuse, New York

3.42

5

43.5%

20

50

Corpus Christi, Texas

3.46

11

33.1%

44

49

Hesperia, California

3.47

4

23.3%

14

48

Bakersfield, California

3.50

14

33.7%

57

47

Newark, New Jersey

3.50

11

42.2%

43

46

Montgomery, Alabama

3.52

7

31.8%

28

45

Fontana, California

3.56

8

41.1%

30

44

Savannah, Georgia

3.57

5

30.9%

21

43

San Antonio, Texas

3.58

52

34.6%

208

42

Rialto, California

3.59

4

31.3%

15

41

Knoxville, Tennessee

3.63

7

19.6%

28

40

Columbia, South Carolina

3.64

5

32.8%

20

39

Sacramento, California

3.71

20

36.4%

78

38

Richmond, California

3.89

5

50.0%

18

37

Fresno, California

3.90

21

41.1%

85

36

Hartford, Connecticut

3.94

5

27.9%

19

35

Waterbury, Connecticut

3.95

5

32.1%

18

34

Stockton, California

4.04

13

38.5%

52

33

New Haven, Connecticut

4.07

6

32.8%

22

32

Jacksonville, Florida

4.16

40

26.2%

159

31

Hialeah, Florida

4.20

9

31.9%

37

30

Orlando, Florida

4.21

13

34.0%

52

29

Odessa, Texas

4.22

5

20.4%

19

28

Miami Gardens, Florida

4.28

5

24.7%

19

27

Everett, Washington

4.29

5

47.5%

19

26

Shreveport, Louisiana

4.35

8

28.6%

32

25

Atlanta, Georgia

4.43

22

31.1%

88

24

Gainesville, Florida

4.45

6

41.0%

25

23

Dallas, Texas

4.52

58

29.2%

233

22

Miami, Florida

4.60

20

36.2%

81

21

Glendale, Arizona

4.71

12

35.6%

47

20

Pomona, California

4.72

7

43.1%

28

19

Birmingham, Alabama

4.81

10

22.6%

38

18

Tampa, Florida

4.97

19

33.9%

77

17

El Cajon, California

4.98

5

44.7%

21

16

Detroit, Michigan

5.22

33

25.6%

132

15

Charleston, South Carolina

5.28

8

29.6%

32

14

Beaumont, Texas

5.33

6

28.6%

24

13

Phoenix, Arizona

5.51

90

39.1%

358

12

Pompano Beach, Florida

5.61

6

27.2%

25

11

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

5.63

13

24.5%

50

10

Tucson, Arizona

5.71

31

32.9%

124

9

North Charleston, South Carolina

5.75

7

35.1%

27

8

San Bernardino, California

5.96

13

32.9%

53

7

Albuquerque, New Mexico

6.00

34

36.0%

135

6

Victorville, California

6.25

9

36.2%

34

5

West Palm Beach, Florida

6.39

8

34.9%

30

4

Memphis, Tennessee

6.53

41

28.9%

164

3

Jackson, Mississippi

6.68

10

27.4%

40

2

Little Rock, Arkansas

6.68

14

37.5%

54

1

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

7.71

14

38.9%

56

About the Author


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Geoff Williams has been a personal finance journalist since around the time of the Great Recession of 2008. He's been writing professionally since the 1990s about a variety of topics, including personal finance, credit cards and loans.

Williams is also the author of several books, including "Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever" and "C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race: The True Story of the 1928 Coast-to-Coast Run Across America."

Born in Columbus, Williams now lives in Loveland, Ohio, with his two teenage daughters.


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