We are deep in summer in the Carolinas. Whether the temperature is pushing 100 (the high today is 95) or we are dealing with the humidity from a summer storm, it’s going to hot and sweaty. That’s just July and August in the south. But who knew it really is that bad. Charlotte, aka the Queen City, is taking home another honor-this time it is being included on the list of the sweatiest cities in the country. Is that an honor? Who knows, but it’s validation for when I complain about the humidity.

Where did this list come from? Well, our friends at mydatingadvisor.com put together the list of the sweatiest cities in the country, among the top 200 largest metro areas. Charlotte came in as the sweatiest city in North Carolina, with Fayetteville taking second in the state. In fact, it was our sister station in Fayetteville that alerted me to this highest of accomplishments.

So what is it that makes a city the sweatiest in the country? Well, a lot of things were taken into account in the study. A common theme in most of the top cities, however, is that they are mostly in high humidity areas. Aka the south. Makes perfect sense.

The study measured things like average summer temperatures, how long the summer season lasts, relative humidity, days above 90 degrees, exercise rates, population density, and a lot more.

“In order to determine the sweatiest cities in the nation, MyDatingAdviser.com compared 200 of the largest metro areas across three key dimensions: 1) Weather, 2) Sweat Factors and 3) Cooling Off. We evaluated each of those dimensions using 12 relevant metrics of perspiration friendliness.”

So here’s a look at where Charlotte falls among the sweatiest cities in the country and in North Carolina.

  • National Top 10

    Here’s the sweatiest cities in the country overall.

  • 1. Orlando, FL

    Orlando

    • Average Summer Temperature: 83.5 °F, with 92 °F (high) and 75 °F (low)
    • Summer Season: 4.4 months
    • Relative Humidity: 78%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 97 per year
    • Exercise Rate: 50.6%
    • Population Density: 2,642 people per square mile
  • 2. Corpus Christi, TX

    • Average Summer Temperature: 86 °F, with 93 °F (high) and 79 °F (low)
    • Summer Season: 3.9 months
    • Relative Humidity: 76%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 98.4 per year
    • Exercise Rate: 43.4%
    • Population Density: 2,050 people per square mile
  • 3. Baton Rouge, LA

    • Average Summer Temperature: 85 °F, with 92 °F (high) and 78°F (low)
    • Summer Season: 4.3 months
    • Relative Humidity: 78%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 84.4 per year
    • Exercise Rate: 51.2%
    • Population Density: 2,480 people per square mile
  • 4. New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans

    • Average Summer Temperature: 85 °F, with 92 °F (high) and 78 °F (low)
    • Summer Season: 4.1 months
    • Relative Humidity: 79%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 77.7 per year
    • Exercise Rate: 52.5%
    • Population Density: 2,287 people per square mile
  • 5. Tallahassee, FL

    • Average Summer Temperature: 82 °F, with 93 °F (high) and 71 °F (low)
    • Summer Season: 4.4 months
    • Relative Humidity: 77%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 85.6 per year
    • Exercise Rate: 52.6%
    • Population Density: 1,988 people per square mile
  • 6. Houston, TX

    • Average Summer Temperature: 85 °F, with 93 °F (high) and 77 °F (low)
    • Summer Season: 3.6 months
    • Relative Humidity: 74%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 99.6 per year
    • Exercise Rate: 52.3%
    • Population Density: 3632 people per square mile
  • 7. Montgomery, AL

    Montgomery Montogomery

    • Average Summer Temperature: 82 °F, with 92 °F (high) and 72 °F (low)
    • Summer Season: 4.1 months
    • Relative Humidity: 73%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 118 per year
    • Exercise Rate: 45.7%
    • Population Density: 1,235 people per square mile
  • 8. Cape Coral, FL

    • Average Summer Temperature: 83.5 °F, with 92 °F (high) and 75 °F (low)
    • Summer Season: 4.6 months
    • Relative Humidity: 73%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 111.3 per year
    • Exercise Rate: 54.1%
    • Population Density: 1978 people per square mile
  • 9. Laredo, TX

    • Average Summer Temperature: 89.5 °F, with 100 °F (high) and 79 °F (low)
    • Summer Season: 4.1 months
    • Relative Humidity: 52%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 159.8 per year
    • Population Density: 2,529 people per square mile
  • 10. Jacksonville, FL

    Jacksonville, Florida Skyline

    • Average Summer Temperature: 83.5 °F, with 92 °F (high) and 75 °F (low)
    • Summer Season: 4 months
    • Relative Humidity: 78%
    • Days Above 90 Degrees: 62.1 per year
    • Exercise Rate: 50.9%
    • Population Density: 1,256 people per square mile
  • The Sweatiest Cities In North Carolina

    Here’s where all the North Carolina cities came in on the list, with their overall national ranking.

  • 42. Charlotte

    North Carolina Greenest Cities

     

  • 47. Fayetteville

    Fayettevile

  • 60. Raleigh

    Raleigh

  • 112. Greensboro

    Greensboro skyline

  • 114. Winston-Salem

    Winston Salem

  • 120. Durham

    Durham NC

  • 132. Cary

    Cary NC

  • The Least Sweaty Cities In The Country

    And what about the places without sweat? There’s a pattern here too.

  • The Bottom 5 (AKA Least Sweaty)

    • The Bottom (But Really Top) 5

      • 200: Oceanside, California
      • 199: Salinas, California
      • 198: Tacoma, Washington
      • 197: Huntington, California
      • 196: Salem, Oregon
  • Even Though It's Sweaty You Can Still Dine Outside

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