Everyone hates the lazy person in the office. The guy or gal who manages to offload all of their work to you, but somehow still takes the credit for it.
And if you live in one of these Tennessee towns, you might look in the mirror and see a lazy person staring right back at you.
We’re not trying to be mean, it’s just that the lazy ethos can penetrate from the location into the workplace and no one wants to work with lazy people.
So we got to work late on a Friday night to figure out the places around Tennessee that spend the day on Reddit and get by with the bare minimum. Using data from the latest American Community Survey, we identified criteria associated with laziness for each city.
After crunching all the numbers, here are the ten “Laziest Places in Tennessee” based on data:
Read on to see where the couch potatoes call home or skip to the end to find where your town ranked.
In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2009-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of it’s kind with the new data.
After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for the laziest places:
Our thinking went something along the lines of if you can’t bother to go college, don’t spend any time at work, and have someone hang out at home all day, your town is probably pretty lazy.
After we got the data for the 102 places in Tennessee over 5,000 people, we ranked each place from 1 to 102 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “laziest”.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a lazy index.
Finally, we crowned the state with the lowest lazy index the “Laziest Place In Tennessee”. And, at the end of the day, Newport slacked off its way to the top.
Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.
Hours Worked: 35.9
Workers Per Household: 0.91
Hours Worked: 36.8
Workers Per Household: 1.14
Hours Worked: 38.8
Workers Per Household: 0.88
Hours Worked: 38.0
Workers Per Household: 1.07
Hours Worked: 37.6
Workers Per Household: 0.82
Hours Worked: 37.5
Workers Per Household: 0.95
Hours Worked: 36.5
Workers Per Household: 1.25
Hours Worked: 38.1
Workers Per Household: 1.03
Hours Worked: 36.5
Workers Per Household: 1.01
Hours Worked: 36.7
Workers Per Household: 1.13
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