Grinchiest Cities

Not all towns have the same holiday spirit. From miserly gifts to long work hours to less volunteering, The Daily Beast ranks the 30 cities most likely to put a lump of coal in the stocking.

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1, Boston, MA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.2
Percentage of population that volunteers: 25.5
Average percentage of earnings donated: 2.8
Average weekly hours worked: 35.5

2, Detroit, MI

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 0.5
Percentage of population that volunteers: 26.5
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.1
Average weekly hours worked: 35.6

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3, Stockton, CA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.5
Percentage of population that volunteers: 23.7
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.2
Average weekly hours worked: 35.6

4, Orlando, FL

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.4
Percentage of population that volunteers: 21.6
Average percentage of earnings donated: 4.0
Average weekly hours worked: 37.5

5, Denver, CO

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.0
Percentage of population that volunteers: 30.2
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.0
Average weekly hours worked: 35.6

6, Los Angeles, CA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.4
Percentage of population that volunteers: 20.8
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.8
Average weekly hours worked: 35.8

7, Sacramento, CA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.4
Percentage of population that volunteers: 25.7
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.2
Average weekly hours worked: 35.6

8, Phoenix, AZ

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.5
Percentage of population that volunteers: 23.9
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.6
Average weekly hours worked: 36.1

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9, Chicago, IL

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.4
Percentage of population that volunteers: 24.0
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.1
Average weekly hours worked: 34.4

10, Miami, FL

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.8
Percentage of population that volunteers: 14.8
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.6
Average weekly hours worked: 36

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11, Houston, TX

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.5
Percentage of population that volunteers: 23.8
Average percentage of earnings donated: 4.0
Average weekly hours worked: 37.3

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12, Cleveland, OH

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.1
Percentage of population that volunteers: 27.7
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.0
Average weekly hours worked: 34.6

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13, San Jose, CA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.5
Percentage of population that volunteers: 29.4
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.1
Average weekly hours worked: 37

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14, New York, NY

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.2
Percentage of population that volunteers: 15.9
Average percentage of earnings donated: 4.5
Average weekly hours worked: 35.2

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15, Providence, RI

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.4
Percentage of population that volunteers: 23.8
Average percentage of earnings donated: 2.7
Average weekly hours worked: 34

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16, El Paso, TX

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 2.0
Percentage of population that volunteers: 15.6
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.6
Average weekly hours worked: 36.1

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17, Fresno, CA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 2.0
Percentage of population that volunteers: 21.0
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.6
Average weekly hours worked: 36.1

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18, Riverside, CA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.9
Percentage of population that volunteers: 18.7
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.6
Average weekly hours worked: 36

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19, New Orleans, LA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.6
Percentage of population that volunteers: 22.6
Average percentage of earnings donated: 4.6
Average weekly hours worked: 38.3

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20, Corpus Christi, TX

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 2.1
Percentage of population that volunteers: 19.0
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.9
Average weekly hours worked: 37.8

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21, Bakersfield, CA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 2.1
Percentage of population that volunteers: 19.5
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.9
Average weekly hours worked: 38.2

22, Buffalo, NY

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.3
Percentage of population that volunteers: 27.1
Average percentage of earnings donated: 2.9
Average weekly hours worked: 33.4

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23, Memphis, TN

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.2
Percentage of population that volunteers: 25.4
Average percentage of earnings donated: 5.8
Average weekly hours worked: 36

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24, Reno, NV

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.8
Percentage of population that volunteers: 25.9
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.0
Average weekly hours worked: 35.4

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25, Baltimore, MD

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 0.9
Percentage of population that volunteers: 29.4
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.5
Average weekly hours worked: 34.7

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26, Akron, OH

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.5
Percentage of population that volunteers: 26.9
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.2
Average weekly hours worked: 35.2

27, Las Vegas, NV

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.8
Percentage of population that volunteers: 17.5
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.2
Average weekly hours worked: 34.1

28, Pittsburgh, PA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.3
Percentage of population that volunteers: 27.5
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.2
Average weekly hours worked: 33.9

29, San Antonio, TX

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.9
Percentage of population that volunteers: 21.3
Average percentage of earnings donated: 4.1
Average weekly hours worked: 36.2

30, San Diego, CA

Percentage of annual wage spent during holidays: 1.5
Percentage of population that volunteers: 27.2
Average percentage of earnings donated: 3.4
Average weekly hours worked: 34.9