And the most American city is...

A new study shows that Nashville, Tenn., is the most "American" of U.S. metro areas in 2014.

The study, from personal finance website WalletHub, says that Nashville's demographics most closely mirror the U.S. average as a whole.

Cincinnati and Indianapolis came in second and third, with Charleston, S.C., and Jacksonville, Fla., rounding out the top five cities.

Whereas, Yuma, Ariz., Brownsville, Texas, Altoona, Pa., Boulder, Co., and McAllen, Texas, were ranked as the cities least resembling the U.S. overall, according to the study.

Washington, D.C. ranked as the 340th most "American" city. Locally, Richmond, Va. ranked 28th and Salisbury, Md. ranked 54th.

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Some key stats include:

•On race, Denver, Co., most closely resembles the country.

•In terms of age, Tulsa, Okla., most resembles the USA.

•Detroit, Michigan, mirrors the country most in the area of income.

•And Greensboro, N.C., most resembles the country in education.

To determine which cities mirror the United States most, WalletHub examined demographical statistics for 366 of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., using data from the U.S. Census and Zillow.

The data set includes 26 key metrics, including age, gender and income as well as household makeup and housing tenure.

Contributing: Lance Williams, The Tennessean


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