Things just got tougher for those confused about which is America’s “Sunshine State.” Though the honor officially belongs to Florida, many assume it is California, and now we see they have good reason.
RealtyTrac®, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, has just ranked the 100 U.S. cities with populations over 25,000 that have the most sunny days each year. Ninety-eight of them are in California. The lone exceptions are the Lone Star State’s El Paso and Socorro, Texas.
Leading the list in California, the “Golden State,” are three cities in Imperial County, located in the state’s Southeast corner between San Diego County and Arizona. Reigning as sunny day King of States does come at a cost, as California is now in another drought.
Here are RealtyTrac’s top ten cities with the highest percentage of sunny days.
|City||Population||County||% Sunny Days|
|El Centro, California||42,933||Imperial||85.75|
|El Paso, Texas||672,534||El Paso||80.27|
|Socorro, Texas||32,402||El Paso||80.27|
|Atascadero, California||28,634||San Luis Obispo||78.14|
|Paso Robles, California||30,203||San Luis Obispo||78.14|
|Goleta, California||30,101||Santa Barbara||78.14|
|Lompoc, California||42,586||Santa Barbara||78.14|
|Orcutt, California||30,578||Santa Barbara||78.14|
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