Columbus claims the No. 2 spot in a study ranking the manliest city in the U.S.
Columbus moved up five spots in the rankings from last year in the study.
This year, Charlotte, N.C., was ranked first, while last year's manliest city, Nashville, Tenn.,
dropped to fourth in the rankings.
Chicago had the biggest move in the rankings, going from 46th in 2009 to No. 7 this year. The
study is commissioned by Combos in partnership with Bert Sperling, the research expert behind the
popular "Best Places to Live" studies.
The study ranks 50 major metropolitan areas, using manly criteria like the number of home
improvement stores, steak houses, pickup trucks and motorcycles per capita. Portland, Ore., ranked
last in this year's study.
Other Ohio cities that were ranked include Cleveland at No. 15; Cincinnati at No. 20; Toledo at
No. 26 and Dayton at No. 34. Last year, Cincinnati was the No. 1 manliest city in Ohio,
according to the study.
The top 10:
3. Kansas City, Mo.
4. Nashville, Tenn.
9. Washington, D.C.
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