We love to discuss rankings and lists, so I was please to come across this nice photo gallery compilation of Sacramento’s ranking in 33 categories.
Rankings that caught my eye:
No. 30: Most Generous Tippers: Sacramento at 18.7 percent was slightly below the national average of 19.2 percent in Zagat’s survey of tipping rates in 31 restaurant markets. New Orleans was tops at 19.7 percent.
Heck, we should be dancing in the streets about that one. 1% separates us from the best tipping city in the country?
No. 21: Suburbanization of Poverty. The Brookings Institution ranked Sacramento 21st out of the largest 100 metro areas in the growth of poverty in its suburbs. As its measure, Brookings tracked the migration of low-income people who receive housing choice vouchers (HCV) provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
From wikipedia: “Some have argued that Section 8 enables low-income criminals to reside in suburban communities they would not otherwise be able to afford, and subsequently pursue law-breaking lifestyles in more affluent neighborhoods.”
No. 5: Most Miserable Cities. How do you measure misery? Forbes considered 10 factors including unemployment, foreclosures, crime, taxes, weather, commute times and even how the local sports team performs. Sacramento came in fifth among America’s 20 most miserable metros. Stockton was again number one. As bad as that was, Business Insider recently put Sacramento third in its city misery ranking — one ahead of Stockton.
The Business Insider article considered home values and unemployment in their study. Damn you, Stockton.
I think The Sac Rag should do its own study. Topics for consideration?