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How 'American' is your city?

This guy made a pizza with an American flag on it. Does his city win the "most American" contest?

(Hint: No because it's in Italy).

There are, of course, lots of studies ranking one thing against another. Some are more viable than others. But they're usually somewhat interesting.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, has taken a whole bunch of data points including age, gender, income, and household make-up to rank cities on how "typically American" they are, based on how close they are to the national average.

Number one?

Nashville, Tennessee.

Number 340 out of 366 on the list? Washington, DC.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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