WASHINGTON - There’s the West Coast snob. The Southern Snob. And of course, the Northeast Snob. But where do the snobbiest people in the U.S. live?
A new study is out from RoadSnacks.net that ranks the '10 Snobbiest Cities In America.'
Researchers analyzed 250 of the largest cities in the nation, focusing on average home prices, income, and the percentage of the population with a college degree.
Seven California cities made the list, including San Francisco, which came in at number one.
The California cities of Berkeley and Pasadena came in second and third. Scottsdale, Ariz. and Seattle, Wash. finished up the top five.
Washington, D.C. was ranked number seven and was the only east coast city to make the list.
Here is how How RoadSnacks determined the snobbiest places in America:
First, they started by making a list of every place in America with more than 100,000 people based on the 2013 American Community Survey. Then, they looked at the following criteria for each of the places on the list:
~Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
~Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
~Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)
~Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)
~Theaters per capita (Higher is snobbier)
~Art galleries per capita (Higher is snobbier)
~Number of Whole Foods per capita
Here is the full list:
1. San Francisco
7. Washington, D.C.
8. Costa Mesa
9. Santa Clara
10. San Diego