Sunniest Cities in the U.S.

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Which cities get the most sunlight?  NerdWallet looked at data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine the sunniest cities in the United States and Puerto Rico, ranked by the annual percentage of average possible sunshine.  Check out this list of the top places to get your fix of Vitamin D.

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Sunniest Cities in the U.S.

Rank City Annual % average possible sunshine
1 YUMA, AZ 90%
2 REDDING, CA 88%
3 LAS VEGAS, NV 85%
4 PHOENIX, AZ 85%
5 TUCSON, AZ 85%
6 EL PASO, TX 84%
7 FRESNO, CA 79%
8 RENO, NV 79%
9 FLAGSTAFF, AZ 78%
10 SACRAMENTO, CA 78%
11 ALBUQUERQUE, NM 76%
12 KEY WEST, FL 76%
13 PUEBLO, CO 76%
14 MIDLAND-ODESSA, TX 74%
15 ROSWELL, NM 74%
16 AMARILLO, TX 73%
17 ELY, NV 73%
18 LOS ANGELES C.O., CA 73%
19 LAKE CHARLES, LA 72%
20 LUBBOCK, TX 72%
21 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR 72%
22 GRAND JUNCTION, CO 71%
23 HONOLULU, HI 71%
24 JOHNSTON ISLAND, PC 71%
25 ABILENE, TX 70%
26 DODGE CITY, KS 70%
27 MIAMI, FL 70%
28 MILFORD, UT 70%
29 WAKE ISLAND, PC 70%
30 DENVER, CO 69%
31 LANDER, WY 68%
32 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 68%
33 SAN DIEGO, CA 68%
34 WINNEMUCCA, NV 68%
35 CONCORDIA, KS 67%
36 KAHULUI, HI 67%
37 NORTH PLATTE, NE 67%
38 SAN JUAN, PR 67%
39 APALACHICOLA, FL 66%
40 CHEYENNE, WY 66%
41 MACON, GA 66%
42 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 66%
43 SAN FRANCISCO C.O., CA 66%
44 TAMPA, FL 66%
45 VALENTINE, NE 65%
46 WICHITA, KS 65%
47 BOISE, ID 64%
48 COLUMBIA, SC 64%
49 MEMPHIS, TN 64%
50 POCATELLO, ID 64%
51 SHREVEPORT, LA 64%
52 TUPELO, MS 64%
53 CHARLESTON AP, SC 63%
54 HURON, SD 63%
55 JACKSONVILLE, FL 63%
56 RAPID CITY, SD 63%
57 RICHMOND, VA 63%
58 SHERIDAN, WY 63%
59 WILMINGTON, NC 63%
60 CHARLOTTE, NC 62%
61 GALVESTON, TX 62%
62 LITTLE ROCK, AR 62%
63 SAVANNAH, GA 62%
64 TULSA, OK 62%
65 CAIRO, IL 61%
66 DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX 61%
67 FORT SMITH, AR 61%
68 GREAT FALLS, MT 61%
69 JACKSON, MS 61%
70 LINCOLN, NE 61%
71 SIOUX CITY, IA 61%
72 TOPEKA, KS 61%
73 ATLANTA, GA 60%
74 AUSTIN/BERGSTROM, TX 60%
75 AUSTIN/CITY, TX 60%
76 BILLINGS, MT 60%
77 BROWNSVILLE, TX 60%
78 CAPE HATTERAS, NC 60%
79 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 60%
80 GREENSBORO-WNSTN-SALM, NC 60%
81 GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AP, SC 60%
82 KANSAS CITY, MO 60%
83 NORFOLK, VA 60%
84 OMAHA (NORTH), NE 60%
85 PENSACOLA, FL 60%
86 SAN ANTONIO, TX 60%
87 SPRINGFIELD, MO 60%
88 WILLISTON, ND 60%
89 ASHEVILLE, NC 59%
90 BISMARCK, ND 59%
91 DES MOINES, IA 59%
92 EVANSVILLE, IN 59%
93 FORT WAYNE, IN 59%
94 HELENA, MT 59%
95 HOUSTON, TX 59%
96 LYNCHBURG, VA 59%
97 BIRMINGHAM AP, AL 58%
98 BOSTON, MA 58%
99 HARRISBURG, PA 58%
100 LIHUE, HI 58%
101 MAJURO, MARSHALL IS, PC 58%
102 MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL, MN 58%
103 MONTGOMERY, AL 58%
104 NEW YORK C.PARK, NY 58%
105 PADUCAH KY 58%
106 PORT ARTHUR, TX 58%
107 PROVIDENCE, RI 58%
108 RALEIGH, NC 58%
109 SPRINGFIELD, IL 58%
110 BALTIMORE, MD 57%
111 BIRMINGHAM C.O., AL 57%
112 CHATTANOOGA, TN 57%
113 FARGO, ND 57%
114 MIDDLETOWN/HARRISBURG AP, PA 57%
115 NEW ORLEANS, LA 57%
116 PORTLAND, ME 57%
117 ST. LOUIS, MO 57%
118 ATLANTIC CITY AP, NJ 56%
119 COLUMBIA, MO 56%
120 HARTFORD, CT 56%
121 KNOXVILLE, TN 56%
122 LOUISVILLE, KY 56%
123 NASHVILLE, TN 56%
124 PEORIA, IL 56%
125 PHILADELPHIA, PA 56%
126 WASHINGTON NAT’L AP, D.C. 56%
127 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 55%
128 MISSOULA, MT 55%
129 MOLINE, IL 55%
130 YAP, MICRONESIA., PC 55%
131 CHICAGO, IL 54%
132 CONCORD, NH 54%
133 GREEN BAY, WI 54%
134 MADISON, WI 54%
135 MILWAUKEE, WI 54%
136 SPOKANE, WA 54%
137 ALBANY, NY 53%
138 ALLENTOWN, PA 53%
139 DAYTON, OH 53%
140 DETROIT, MI 53%
141 BLUE HILL, MA 52%
142 DULUTH, MN 52%
143 TOLEDO, OH 52%
144 AVOCA, PA 51%
145 EUREKA, CA. 51%
146 KOROR, PC 51%
147 LANSING, MI 51%
148 ROCHESTER, NY 51%
149 COLUMBUS, OH 50%
150 GREATER CINCINNATI AP, KY 50%
151 MARQUETTE, MI 50%
152 BINGHAMTON, NY 49%
153 BURLINGTON, VT 49%
154 CLEVELAND, OH 49%
155 ALPENA, MI 48%
156 BUFFALO, NY 48%
157 PORTLAND, OR 48%
158 CHUUK, MICORNESIA., PC 47%
159 SAULT STE. MARIE, MI 47%
160 SEATTLE SEA-TAC AP, WA 47%
161 GRAND RAPIDS, MI 46%
162 GUAM, PC 46%
163 SYRACUSE, NY 46%
164 PITTSBURGH, PA 45%
165 SEATTLE C.O., WA 43%
166 NOME, AK 42%
167 PAGO PAGO, AMER SAMOA, PC 42%
168 ANCHORAGE, AK 41%
169 HILO, HI 41%
170 POHNPEI, MICRONESIA, PC 41%
171 ELKINS, WV 40%
172 MT. WASHINGTON, NH 33%
173 QUILLAYUTE, WA 33%
174 JUNEAU, AK 30%