These Tennessee Cities Are Considered The Rudest In The U.S.

By Sarah Tate, Kelton Brooks

December 9, 2020

Saying please and thank you take you a long way. So, if the saying is true, don't travel too far to these cities considered the rudest in the country.

A survey by Insider and SurveyMonkey asked nearly 2,100 Americans to rank what they believed were the five rudest U.S. cities from a list of the nation's 50 largest cities. If you placed a bet on New York City ranking No. 1 on the rudeness list, then you would be a very rick person right now.

New York, New York was named the rudest city by a landslide 34 percent of survey-takers.

On the opposite end, Raleigh, North Carolina placed last at No. 50, making it the friendliest of the bunch.

Rounding out the top 5 behind New York City, according to the survey, are Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Boston.

Tennessee has two cities on the list: Nashville was named No. 33 and Memphis No. 36. The two cities ranked in the bottom half of the list, making them some of the nicer places in the country.

Here’s an official rudeness ranking of 50 American cities, starting with the worst offender.

  1. New York, New York
  2. Los Angeles, California
  3. Washington D.C.
  4. Chicago, Illinois
  5. Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Detroit, Michigan
  7. Buffalo, New York
  8. Baltimore, Maryland
  9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  10. San Francisco, California
  11. Birmingham, Alabama
  12. Atlanta, Georgia
  13. Las Vegas, Nevada
  14. Dallas, Texas
  15. Miami, Florida
  16. Austin, Texas
  17. Jacksonville, Florida
  18. Houston, Texas
  19. Cleveland, Ohio
  20. Tampa, Florida
  21. Sacramento, California
  22. San Diego, California
  23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  24. Cincinnati, Ohio
  25. Charlotte, North Carolina
  26. Hartford, Connecticut
  27. Indianapolis, Indiana
  28. Seattle, Washington
  29. San Jose, California
  30. St. Louis, Missouri
  31. Columbus, Ohio
  32. Kansas City, Missouri
  33. Nashville, Tennessee
  34. Portland, Oregon
  35. New Orleans, Louisiana
  36. Memphis, Tennessee
  37. Louisville, Kentucky
  38. San Antonio, Texas
  39. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  40. Orlando, Florida
  41. Riverside, California
  42. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  43. Phoenix, Arizona
  44. Denver, Colorado
  45. Richmond, Virginia
  46. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
  47. Salt Lake City, Utah
  48. Providence, Rhode Island
  49. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  50. Raleigh, North Carolina

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