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Miami is the 4th sweatiest city in America

Behind NYC, D.C., and Chicago

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While Miami residents surely can attest to the Magic City being the sweatiest place on the planet, especially during the summer months, that isn’t quite the case according to the 3rd Annual Ranking of America's Sweatiest Cities.

Miami placed fourth, behind No. 3 Chicago, No. 2 Washington D.C., and America’s sweatiest city of all, New York City. Before you protest, realize temperature and humidity weren’t the only factors.

Also considered were things like population density, the percentage of homes without central air conditioning, the popularity of public transportation and citywide bike sharing programs, and cities with “the hottest professions,” the latter including stressful, sweat-inducing jobs.

Top 10:

1. New York

2. Washington, D.C.

3. Chicago

4. Miami

5. Boston

6. Philadelphia

7. Atlanta

8. Tampa

9. Houston

10. New Orleans

You can learn more about the study here.