Thumbtack reveals the ranking of the snowiest cities in the United States

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Winter is in full swing and cities across the country are experiencing record levels of snowfall. Today, Thumbtack, the app used by millions of homeowners, revealed the list of the snowiest cities in the United States based on data from millions of residential projects in all 50 states*.

According to the results, 4 cities in New York ranked among the top 10 snowiest cities, with other cities in the Northeast being represented in the top 10 list. Compared to 2021, Chicago fell from first place to 10th place while underdog Buffalo fell from 12th to first place.

The snowiest cities in the United States according to Thumbtack’s findings over the past year are:

  1. Buffalo, New York

  2. Cleveland-Akron, Ohio

  3. Boston, MA

  4. Providence, Rhode Island

  5. Hartford, Connecticut

  6. Minneapolis, Minnesota

  7. Albany, New York

  8. Rochester, NY

  9. Syracuse, New York

  10. Chicago, Ill.

  11. Columbus, Ohio

  12. Denver, Colorado

  13. Detroit, Michigan

  14. Madison, Wis.

  15. Dayton, Ohio

  16. Milwaukee, Wis.

  17. Des Moines, Iowa

  18. New York, New York

  19. Portland, Maine

  20. Salisbury, Maryland

“Unless you live in a snow-scarce climate, shoveling snow in a harsh winter is like a part-time job. Removing heavy snow from the car and shoveling the driveway on dark winter mornings without the proper technique or shoveling equipment can lead to injury,” said David Steckel, Home Expert at Thumbtack. “Snow removal contractors use professional tools that most homeowners don’t have access to, including traditional snow plows, bobcats and snow blowers. You will get the best rates by hiring a snow removal contractor for the season.

Snow removal contractors can fill up quickly when the season is in full swing. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure you don’t get snowed in or stuck at home during a storm – Thumbtack can help you book your snow removal for the season to ensure you have one less thing of your own worry. Across the country, the average cost of hiring a snow removal expert ranges from $58 to $100 on average** per snowfall.

To hire a local professional and get a free personalized maintenance plan, download the Thumbtack app (available on iOS and Android).

About the bug: Thumbtack is a technology leader building the modern home management platform. With the Thumbtack app, homeowners can manage their home effortlessly – knowing with confidence what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. Bringing the $600 billion home services industry online, Thumbtack empowers millions of homeowners to repair, maintain and improve their most prized possession. Hundreds of thousands of local service professionals, from painters and plumbers to landscapers and contractors, use the Thumbtack platform to grow their business every year.

*Methodology: Data comes from customer requests on the Thumbtack platform from January 2022 to present for snow removal services. The rankings were based on the relative frequency of such requests adjusted for state and metro population.

**All pricing data is based on national average cost estimates using data provided by Thumbtack pros and additional research, actual prices may vary by city and offering. Details regarding your specific project and local rates may impact costs.

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