Mars Chocolate North America has released its fourth annual Combos “America’s Manliest Cities” study, which saw Oklahoma City claim the No. 1 position.
Combos, cheese-filled pretzels, crackers and tortillas made with real cheese, once again partnered with Bert Sperling, the research expert behind the popular “Best Places to Live” studies, to develop the “America’s Manliest Cities” study.
“The results don’t lie: the manliest place to be is the city they call ‘OKC,’” said Craig Hall, GM, Mars Chocolate North America. “From its stellar hoops team to its love of pick-up trucks, Oklahoma City exemplifies the best of being a man.”
The Combos “America’s Manliest Cities” study takes 50 major metropolitan areas and ranks them from manliest to least manly. The study compiles manly city data such as the number of home improvement stores, steak houses and manly occupations per capita.
But even if a city has a fair share of manly traits, unmanly or “girly” factors, like a high concentration of nail salons and fancy shopping boutiques can bump cities to the bottom of the list.
Rounding out the Top 5 are No. 2 Columbia, S.C.; No. 3 Memphis, Tenn.; No. 4 Nashville, Tenn. (last year’s “America’s Manliest City”); and No. 5 Birmingham, Ala. The Golden State dominated the bottom of the rankings (five of the final seven spots), with San Diego earning the dubious distinction of “America’s Least Manly City” for 2012.