2017 Rankings of America’s Sweatiest Cities
The summer season has its perks – longer days, beach trips, and family vacations – but when a heatwave hits, Americans across the country are likely to run into sweaty situations. To help prepare for the expected perspiration, the marketers of Honeywell Fans, Helen of Troy Health & Home, a subsidiary of Helen of Troy Limited have partnered with the environmental consulting company, Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E), to determine which cities across the nation have the greatest sweat potential.
“To identify the sweatiest cities across the nation, we looked at data in a number of national records to determine the percentage of homes without central air conditioning, the popularity of public transportation and citywide bike sharing programs, as well as the cities with the ‘hottest’ professions,” said Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, who lead the study by EH&E and the marketers of Honeywell Fans. “Similar to previous reports, information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the U.S. Census Bureau were used to determine a city’s average summer temperatures and population density when identifying the 2017 Sweatiest Cities.”
The results are in and based on all of the considered factors, New York, N.Y. is expected to be the sweatiest city in the country this summer. Ranking first in population density and public transportation usage, and in the top five for percentage of homes without central AC, it’s clear why New York City topped this year’s list. New York City is also called home by some of the ‘hottest’ professions per capita, including air traffic controllers and personal financial advisors, whose high-stress positions are sure to increase the sweat factor.
Where else can Americans expect to feel the effects of the summer’s heat? Below is a list of the top ten sweatiest U.S. cities:
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels