These Are The US Cites Most Impacted by Non-Essential Business Shutdowns

Non-essential business closings are impacting these major US cities the most.

San Francisco is the city with the most to lose by being shutdown during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a report by HomeSnacks, a data-ranking website.

Using data from Google Maps and Yelp, HomeSnacks measured the number of bars, restaurants, salons and gyms per capita in America’s 100 largest cities. These are the non-essential businesses which have been hit hardest during state-by-state lockdowns imposed as a way to curb the virus spread.

Therefore, these are the cities which are being impacted the most by non-essential business shutdowns, and those which have the most to gain, economically, when states loosen restrictions on their operating procedures.

More than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment since the shutdowns began, many in the service industries deemed ‘non-essential.’

San Francisco ranked in the top 10 in all four categories measured: 1st for bars per capita, 2nd for salons per capita, 9th for restaurants per capita, and 9th for gyms per capita.

No other city measured had more than two top-10 rankings for any category.

Other cities which have the most to lose by having non-essential businesses shutdown include several more on the coasts.

Boston ranks second, having the 4th most restaurants in the US, per capita, and the 5th most gyms per capita. New York City has the 8th most restaurants per capita and the most salons per capita.

Cities like New Orleans, with a high number of bars per capita and Miami, with a higher density of both salons and gyms, are also being substantially impacted by the shutdown of non-essential businesses.

Large US Cities Ranked By Non-Essential Shutdown Impact

  1. San Francisco
  2. Boston
  3. New York City
  4. New Orleans
  5. Miami
  6. San Diego
  7. Dallas
  8. Austin
  9. Seattle
  10. Honolulu

US Cities Ranked By Salons Per Capita

  1. New York City
  2. San Francisco
  3. San Diego
  4. Atlanta
  5. Miami
  6. Honolulu
  7. Charlotte
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Denver
  10. Chicago

US Cities Ranked By Gyms Per Capita

  1. Miami
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Minneapolis
  4. Austin
  5. Boston
  6. Portland, OR
  7. Dallas
  8. Salt Lake City
  9. San Francisco
  10. Kansas City, MO
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 900,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.