Most Annoying Chicago Neighbors of 2018

In a city of 2.7 million people, you’re bound to have at least one neighbor that does something to irritate you. As it turns out, some neighborhoods are more irritating than others. We analyzed the 30 most densely populated neighborhoods in Chicago to see where neighbors complained the most about each other, in 2018.

New data on most annoying Chicago neighbors of 2018



We began our analysis with a list of the thirty most densely populated neighborhoods in Chicago, according to the City of Chicago’s data portal. Then we tallied 3-1-1 complaints in each neighborhood, for three types of issues: noise, garbage in alleys and dog poop. This allowed us to establish the number of complaints, per capita.

The Most Charitable States in America

The holiday season is a time for giving. Many Americans get in the holiday spirit by donating their time, money or resources. To celebrate all who donate, we analyzed Google search trends to determine which states give back the most. We chose four popular search terms that indicate interest in donating time or money—“best charities to donate to,” “places to donate near me,” “volunteer opportunities near me,” and “what percentage of income should be donated to charity”—then calculated search volume for those terms, per capita.

So, which states are the most charitable?


Most charitable states

Massachusetts claimed the top spot, according to our analysis of Google search trends data. Not far behind, Delaware, Michigan, New Hampshire and Virginia rounded out the top five most charitable states in the country. Finishing out the top 10 were Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and Connecticut.

Looking at the top 10 list, it’s not surprising that most of the states who give back were from the East Coast. Maryland, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine came in at No. 11, 13, 17 and 20, respectively. The Midwest makes an appearance with Minnesota and Ohio who came in at No. 12 and No. 16. The top 20 is rounded out by Washington at No. 14, Georgia at No. 15, Utah at No. 18 and Colorado at No. 19.

least charitable states

States from the South and Southwest closed off the bottom of the list. Coming in at No. 50 is Louisiana, with New Mexico, Oklahoma, Montana and Arkansas making up the bottom five. Some other states who could stand to donate some spare change: Nevada, which ranked at No. 45 and was preceded by Alabama, Mississippi, Nebraska and Tennessee.

The states who landed in the middle need to step their donation game up a bit, but thankfully, made it out of the very bottom.

Wisconsin just missed the top 20, followed by California at 22, North Carolina at 23, Indiana at 24, New York at 25, Oregon at 26, Arizona at 27, Missouri at 28, Kansas at 29, Texas at 30, Alaska at 31, North Dakota at 32, South Carolina at 33, West Virginia at 34, Hawaii at 35, Iowa at 36, Idaho at 37, Kentucky at 38, Wyoming at 39 and finally, South Dakota at 40.

Based on search volume data for the following keywords: best charities to donate to, best nonprofits to donate to, places to donate near me, volunteer opportunities near me, what percentage of my income should be donated to charity.

Celebrity Influence On Brands

Celebrity-backed brands and endorsements are everywhere. But outside these formal, contract-bound relationships, in the jungle of everyday social media—where Kylie Jenner can hack $1.3 billion off Snapchat’s market value with a single tweet—who represents the biggest threat to brands?

We analyzed dozens of the world’s biggest celebrities, measuring their familiarity, trust, influence and social reach, in order to establish the top 24 most powerful figures. In determining our “Smack Score” for each celebrity—the person’s ability to negatively influence public opinion of a brand—we considered six factors. Measures of familiarity, trust and influence were established in a survey of 2,000 Americans, two other factors were existing social metrics, and one factor, “Instagram Quotient,” was calculated using a trend line analysis of what each celebrity would be paid for sponsored posts based on industry precedents.

Celebrity Influence on Brands


We determined the first three categories — familiarity, trust and influence — by surveying 2,000 people. Additionally, we examined each celebrity’s social following, pulling data from Twitter and Instagram. We established each star’s Instagram quotient by analyzing trendline data pulled from industry benchmarks for paid social posts. This allowed us to estimate how much money each celebrity has the potential to earn with one post.


While a variety of stars on our list had impressive Instagram quotients and social followers, what really knocked Gigi Hadid and Steph Curry down to the bottom of our ranking was familiarity. Although she’s not as commonly known, Gigi Hadid still represents the most number of brands out of all the other celebrities, showing that marketers might not be as worried about the concept of familiarity as we once thought. Low familiarity scores also affected Chrissy Teigen and Cristiano Ronaldo, who rounded out the bottom four.

While the industries of stars representing spots 11-20 vary between athletes, comedians and reality stars, 70% of them are male. Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio pull ahead in this group with 10 out of 10 in familiarity, but low earning Instagram quotients, especially in comparison to Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian, who can earn up to $415,000 and $427,000 respectively per post.

Oprah brings us into the top 10 with an unsurprising 10 out of 10 in familiarity and 5th place overall in terms of trust. What’s a little more unexpected is Rihanna and Katy Perry’s surpassing Oprah with total smack scores of 83 and 83.7 respectively.

Former first lady Michelle Obama comes in 7th with an 83.9 total smack score, followed by Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. Third overall is former President Barack Obama. Ellen DeGeneres comes in at 2nd and Dwayne Johnson tops our list with a smack score of 94.9.

Additional Findings

While they didn’t land the coveted number one spot, Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Hanks tied for most trusted stars. Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner had the opposite luck and are the least trusted on our list. Barack Obama reigns supreme with the highest score for influence. It’s important to note that while he’d be the ideal spokesperson, the former president has never endorsed any company, nor will he in the future. Overall, over half of the stars on our rankings are women, and 10 out of 24 are people of color.