Columbus Named Ohio's Fifth Manliest City


UPDATED: Tuesday June 12, 2012 1:06 PM

Columbus was named the fifth manliest city in Ohio, according to a study released on Tuesday by Bert Sperling and COMBOS pretzel snacks.

The study measures city data, including the number of home improvement stores, steak houses and motorcycles per capita.

The study ranked 50 cities nationally, and Columbus was No. 27, falling nine spots from last year's study.

Toledo was the highest-ranked city in Ohio, at No. 8 nationally, followed by Cleveland (No. 9), Cincinnati (No. 12), and Dayton (No. 18).

Oklahoma City vaulted to the No. 1 spot and claimed the title of "America's Manliest City."

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.

San Diego ranked last out of the 50 cities surveyed, earning it the dubious distinction of "America's Least Manly City."

2012 "America's Manliest Cities" Rankings
*Change from 2011 rankings follows each city

1. Oklahoma City, OK (+ 2 spots)
2. Columbia, SC (+3 spots)
3. Memphis, TN (+ 1 spot)
4. Nashville, TN (- 3 spots)
5. Birmingham, AL (+ 2 spots)
6. Houston, TX (+ 3 spots)
7. St. Louis, MO (+ 3 spots)
8. Toledo, OH (+ 4 spots)
9. Cleveland, OH (- 3 spots)
10. Charlotte, NC (- 8 spots)
11. Louisville, KY (+ 2 spots)
12. Cincinnati, OH (+ 2 spots)
13. Indianapolis, IN (- 2 spots)
14. New Orleans, LA (+ 3 spots)
15. Dallas, TX (+ 6 spots)
16. Pittsburgh, PA (No change)
17. Atlanta, GA (+ 6 spots)
18. Dayton, OH (+ 8 spots)
19. Milwaukee, WI (- 11 spots)
20. Kansas City, MO (- 5 spots)
21. Jacksonville, FL (+ 12 spots)
22. Richmond, VA (No change)
23. Tampa, FL (+ 16 spots)
24. Providence, RI (+ 3 spots)
25. Phoenix, AZ (+ 7 spots)
26. Salt Lake City, UT (- 7 spots)
27. Columbus, OH (- 9 spots)
28. Orlando, FL (+ 2 spots)
29. Philadelphia, PA (- 9 spots)
30. Grand Rapids, MI (- 1 spot)
31. Detroit, MI (- 6 spots)
32. Portland, OR (+ 5 spots)
33. Buffalo, NY (+ 1 spot)
34. Denver, CO (- 3 spots)
35. Baltimore, MD (- 7 spots)
36. Miami, FL (+ 8 spots)
37. Chicago, IL (- 13 spots)
38. Las Vegas, NV (No change)
39. New York, NY (- 4 spots)
40. Minneapolis, MN (- 4 spots)
41. Seattle, WA (No change)
42. Harrisburg, PA (- 2 spots)
43. Washington, DC (- 1 spot)
44. Sacramento, CA (- 1 spot)
45. Rochester, NY (+ 1 spot)
46. Los Angeles, CA (+ 4 spots)
47. Boston, MA (- 2 spots)
48. Oakland, CA (- 1 spot)
49. San Francisco, CA (- 1 spot)
50. San Diego, CA (- 1 spot)

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