The discretionary income of $28,296 (44th) is almost as dismal as the reported number of arts, entertainment and recreation establishments per 100,000 people: 32 (60th).
The rest of the bottom 10 is comprised (in order from worst to slight less so) of Lafayette, Ind., Buffalo, N.Y.,Tallahassee, Cleveland, Lansing, Mich., St. Louis, Indianapolis, Binghamton, N.Y., and Cincinnati.
Boulder, Colo., home of the University of Colorado, topped the list at No. 1. Boulder boasts the second most arts, leisure and entertainment establishments per capita of the cities studied and an average discretionary income of $37,168.
The No. 2 to No. 10 cities on the list are Fargo, N.D., Madison, Wisc., Ann Arbor, Mich., Charlottesville, Va., Portland, Maine, Ames, Iowa, Logan, Utah, Corvallis, Ore., and Fort Collins, Colo, respectively.