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1. Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA

2. Denver, CO

3. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

4. Atlanta, GA

5. Indianapolis, IN

6. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

7. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

8. Columbus, OH

9. Pittsburgh, PA

10. St. Louis, MO-IL

11. Chicago, IL

12. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

13. Kansas City, MO-KS

14. Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH

15. Boston, MA

Midsized Cities

1. Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT

2. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

3. Greensboro-Winston-Sales-High Point, NC

4. Las Vegas, NV-AZ

5. Austin-San Marcos, TX

6. Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

7. Stamford-Norwalk, CT

8. Omaha, NE-IA

9. Richmond-Petersburg, VA

10. Nashville, TN

Small Cities

1. Reno, NV

2. Colorado Springs, CO

3. Madison, WI

4. Boulder-Longmont, CO

5. Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

West Cities

1. Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA

2. San Jose, CA

3. Eugene-Springfield, OR

4. San Francisco, CA

5. Tacoma, WA

6. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA

7. Santa Rosa, CA

8. Oakland, CA

9. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA

10. Spokane, WA

11. Bakersfield, CA

12. Salinas, CA

13. Honolulu, HI

14. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA

15. Fresno, CA

16. Orange County, CA

17. Ventura, CA

18. Stockton, CA

19. Sacramento, CA

20. Modesto, CA

21. San Diego, CA

22. Riverside-San Bernadino, CA

23. Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA

Southwest Cities

1. Corpus Christi, TX

2. Austin-San Marcos, TX

3. Phoenix-Mesa, AZ

4. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

5. Dallas, TX

6. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

7. Tucson, AZ

8. Houston, TX

9. Tulsa, OK

10. Oklahoma City, OK

11. Albuquerque, NM

12. El Paso, TX

South Cities

1. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2. Greensboro-Winston-Sales-High Point, NC

3. Atlanta, GA

4. Mobile, AL

5. Lexington, KY

6. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

7. Johnson City-Kingsport-Briston, TN-VA

8. Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

9. Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC

10. Richmond-Petersburg, VA

11. Jackson, MS

12. Lafayette, LA

13. Nashville, TN

14. Baton Rouge, LA

15. Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC

16. Birmingham, AL

17. Knoxville, TN

18. Memphis, TN-AR-MS

19. Fort Lauderdale, FL

20. Louisville, KY-IN

21. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL

22. Chattanooga, TN-GA

23. Pensacola, FL

24. Jacksonville, FL

25. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

26. Columbia, SC

27. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

28. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

29. Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC

30. New Orleans, LA

31. Orlando, FL

32. Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL

33. Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR

34. Daytona Beach, FL

35. Miami, FL

36. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

37. Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, FL

Rocky Mountain Cities

1. Reno, NV

2. Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT

3. Colorado Springs, CO

4. Boulder-Longmont, CO

5. Denver, CO

6. Las Vegas, NV-AZ

7. Boise City, ID

Northeast Cities

1. Lawrence, MA-NH

2. Pittsburgh, PA

3. Stamford-Norwalk, CT

4. Lancaster, PA

5. Boston, MA

6. Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA

7. Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD

8. Worcester, MA-CT

9. Reading, PA

10. Bergen-Passaic, NJ

11. York, PA

12. Springfield, MA

13. Scranton-Wilkes Barre-Hazelton, PA

14. Hartford, CT

15. Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ

16. Trenton, NJ

17. Newark, NJ

18. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA

19. Bridgeport, CT

20. Baltimore, MD

21. Atlantic-Cape May, NJ

22. New Haven-Meriden, CT

23. Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV

24. Providence-Fall River-Warwick, PA

25. Rochester, NY

26. Monmouth-Ocean, NJ

27. Philadelphia, PA

28. Newburgh, NY-PA

29. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

30. Nassau-Suffolk, NY

31. Syracuse, NY

32. Portland, ME

33. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

34. New York, NY

35. Jersey City, NJ

Midwest Cities

1. Madison, Wi

2. Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

3. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

4. Rockford, Il

5. Indianapolis, IN

6. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

7. Gary, IN

8. Des Moines, IA

9. Columbus, OH

10. St. Louis, MO-IL

11. Chicago, IL

12. Wilwaukee-Waukesha, WI

13. Fort Wayne, IN

14. Omaha, NE-IA

15. Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, MI

16. Kansas City, MO-KS

17. Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH

18. Toledo, OH-MI

19. Detroit, MI

20. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

21. Dayton-Springfield, OH

22. Ann Arbor, MI

23. Grand Rapids-Meskegon-Holland, MI

24. Canton-Massillon, OH

25. San Antonio, TX

26. Youngstown-Warren, OH

27. Akron, OH

28. Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI

29. Wichita, KS

30. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

31. Flint, MI

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