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How Sinful is Portland?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
GoLocalPDX News Team

From adult entertainment venus to clubs and bars across the city-- see just how sinful Portland is?  

"No place is innocent. We all have demons. But luckily for the saints among us, all American vices are not created — or distributed — equally,” said WalletHub 

Portland is ranked as the 35th most sinful city in the United States out of 150 cities, according to a recent study done by WalletHub. 

Portland ranks 66th for anger and hatred, 22nd for jealousy, 77nd excesses, and vices, 25th in avarice and 25th for lust. 

According to WalletHub, Portland has the 2nd most adult entertainment establishments per capita in the country. 

The Rankings 

Portland ranks 35th behind Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Lauderdale, Flordia at 33 and 34, while ranking ahead of Buffalo, New York and Chattanooga, Tennessee behind 36 and 37 respectively. 

Las Vegas is ranked as the most sinful city while San Jose, California is ranked as the least sinful city. 

For the full rankings, see the map below. 

Source: WalletHub

The Method 

In order to determine the most sinful cities in America, WalletHub compared the 150 most populated cities across seven key dimensions: 1) Anger & Hatred, 2) Jealousy, 3) Excesses & Vices, 4) Avarice, 5) Lust, 6) Vanity and 7) Laziness.

They looked at the dimensions using 27 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the highest level of sinfulness. 

They then calculated the overall score for each city based on its weighted average across all metrics and used the resulting scores to rank the cities accordingly.

Anger & Hatred – Total Points: 14.3

  • Violent Crimes per Capita: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Sex Offenders per Capita: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Bullying Rate*: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Suicide Rate: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)

 

Jealousy – Total Points: 14.3

  • Thefts per Capita: Full Weight (~4.76 Points)
  • Identity-Theft Complaints per Capita: Full Weight (~4.76 Points)
  • Fraud & Other Complaints per Capita: Full Weight (~4.76 Points)

 

Excesses & Vices – Total Points: 14.3

  • Percentage of Obese Adults: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)
  • Excessive Drinking: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)

 

Note: This metric measures the age-adjusted prevalence of binge and heavy drinking among the adults population.

  • Percentage of Adult Smokers: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)
  • Drug Overdose Deaths: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)

 

Note: “Drug Overdose Deaths” refers to the number of deaths due to drug poisoning per 100,000 residents.

  • Debt-to-Income Ratio: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)

 

Avarice – Total Points: 14.3

  • Number of Casinos per Capita: Full Weight (~4.76 Points)
  • Charitable Donations as a Percentage of Income: Full Weight (~4.76 Points)
  • Percentage of Residents with Gambling Disorders*: Full Weight (~4.76 Points)

 

Lust – Total Points: 14.3

  • Potential Cheaters: Double Weight (~5.71 Points)

 

Note: Number of Ashley Madison Users per Capita

  • Adult-Entertainment Establishments per Capita: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)
  • Teen Births Rate: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)

 

Note: “Teen Births Rate” refers to the number of births per 1,000 female residents aged 15 to 19.

  • “Most Active Tinder Users” Ranking: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)

 

Vanity – Total Points: 14.3

  • Beauty Salons per Capita: Full Weight (~4.76 Points)
  • Tanning Salons per Capita: Full Weight (~4.76 Points)
  • Plastic Surgeons per Capita: Full Weight (~4.76 Points)

 

Laziness – Total Points: 14.3

  • Percentage of Adults Who Do Not Exercise: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)
  • Mean Hours Worked: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)
  • Volunteer Rate: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)
  • Average Daily Time Spent Watching TV*: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)
  • High School Dropout Rate: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)

 

Note: This metric was adjusted by the poverty rate.

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