Pittsburgh Ranked No. 4 Most Sinful City in U.S.

According to data based on the seven deadly sins, we're all a bunch of depraved jagoffs.

St. Nicholas Church photo by Dave DiCello


We’ve been a bad, bad city. According to data accumulated by Movoto, Pittsburgh is the fourth most sinful city in America, which is doubly impressive considering the fact that we can’t even buy vino at the grocery store (our erstwhile Rube Goldberg Wine Machine experiment ending in disaster).

So how did Movoto come up with these rankings? It was a study of biblical proportions. The creative real estate website translated the seven deadly sins into data points:

  • Strip clubs per capita (Lust)

  • Cosmetic surgeons per capita (Pride)

  • Violent crime per year per 1,000 residents (Wrath)

  • Theft per year per 1,000 residents (Envy)

  • Percentage of disposable income given to charity each year (Greed)

  • Percentage of obese residents (Gluttony)

  • Percentage of physically inactive residents (Sloth)

We would furrow our brow at the validity of this data, but unfortunately all the Botox has made it physically impossible.


Here’s the full Hall of Shame:

1. St. Louis, MO

2. Orlando, FL

3. Minneapolis, MN

4. Pittsburgh, PA

5. Milwaukee, WI

6. Cincinnati, OH

7. Miami, FL

8. Buffalo, NY

9. Detroit, MI

10. Las Vegas, NV

#Biz: Pittsburgh a National Small Business Week Host City

As our incredible transformation from lunchpail city to lean, green, kale-eating, Google-housing, startup-incubating business machine continues, the nation is taking notice.

Add another notch to our belt.

Pittsburgh has been selected as one of five cities to host one day of events for the 50th annual National Small Business Week. Tomorrow, the Pittsburgh Technical Institute will host Pittsburgh’s event, Regional Innovations: Going Global, at its North Fayette Campus.

There’s lots of interesting experts and events on the slate, including workshops on crowdsourcing and patent and innovation legal hurdles, plus an armchair discussion with leaders from South Side-based startup accelerator AlphaLab and a post-event Google+ Hangout on "How to Get a Loan for Your Business."

The event has already sold out, but you can stream most of the events online.



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