With the concept of American Dream deeply embedded, many Americans are believers in working hard because that's the most likely way to reach their goal. The fact that only one in five Americans actually steps out for lunch mirrors Americans' obsession with high output (compared with Europeans, who spend up to three hours on midday breaks.) But among these diligent workers, do people in a certain area work harder than the others? WalletHub Staffer Richie Bernardo digs into detailed data of Americans and points out the geography with the highest concentration of hard-working workers.
Bernardo and his teammates compare 116 of the most populated cities, based off six key metrics, including average workweek hours, labor force participation rate, commute time, the number of workers juggling multiple jobs, and leisure time spent on an average day.
The 10 cities with the highest density of diligent workers are: Anchorage, Ark., Virginia Beach, Va., Plano, Texas, Sioux Falls, S.D., Irving, Texas, Scottsdale, Ariz., San Francisco, Calif., Cheyenne, Wyo., Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, N.C.