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September 21st, 2023

Asurion Clumsiest Cities in America Index

The index offers insights into which cities see the most and least stumbles and slips—and why these happen. 

Clumsiest Cities in America Index. The index offers insights into which cities see the most and least stumbles and slips—and why these happen. 

Measuring clumsiness

To identify where clumsiness was most common, we collected and analyzed the following data over a 12-month period:

  • Metropolitan areas ranked highest for per capita Asurion protection plan phone breakage claims.
  • Device repairs at our network of uBreakiFix® by Asurion stores.
  • Cities with the most personal injury lawyers and orthopedic surgeons per capita.
  • Google® Trends data surrounding the frequency of online searches for phrases like “I think I sprained my ankle” or “I dropped my phone, and the screen is cracked.”

Rankings at a glance

In first place for the second year for in a row for America's Clumsiest City is New Orleans, LA. Previously the fourth most graceful city, Seattle, WA, effortlessly climbed to the top this year.

Clumsiest cities = New Orleans, Rochester, Raleigh, Atlanta, Fresno. Most graceful cities = Seattle, Providence, New York, Boston, San Francisco

Digging deeper

We didn’t just rank the cities—we also evaluated why some cities see more tech accidents than others. Here are some of our theories: 

Drop it like it's hot. 40% of our clumsiest cities are in the hottest U.S. states.

Southern fumbles. Over 50% of our clumsiest cities are in states with SEC football schools.

40% of our most graceful cities have high concentrations of gamers, and most of our clumsy cities have a higher population of kids with 20% or more of the population under 18.

Less booze & less breaks. Lack of liquor could be tech's saving grace. The cities with the highest number of non-drinkers in the US are also the most graceful.

About Asurion

As the world’s leading tech care company, Asurion helps 300 million customers get the most out of their devices, from cell phones, laptops, and tablets to TVs, security cameras, and refrigerators—and nearly everything in between. Whether you have your devices insured with us or just need a quick fix, we’re here to help. We provide tech protection, repair, and support, with experts available online or over the phone. We care for people and their tech whenever, wherever, and however.

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