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Top 50 Coldest Cities in America

Niche compiled a list of the top 50 coldest cities in the contiguous United States—those boasting the coldest average low temperatures during the winter months. This ranking uses the 30-year average monthly low temperature for December through March, as reported by NOAA and only includes U.S. cities with a population above 50,000. Also be sure to check out our list of the Top 50 Snowiest Cities in America.

Rank City Average low temperature
Rank 1
Average low temperature 6.3°F
Rank 2
City Fargo, ND
Average low temperature 7.6°F
Rank 3
City Duluth, MN
Average low temperature 8.1°F
Rank 4
Average low temperature 8.9°F
Rank 5
Average low temperature 11.9°F
Rank 6
Average low temperature 12.8°F
Rank 7
Average low temperature 14.2°F
Rank 8
Average low temperature 14.2°F
Rank 9
Average low temperature 14.6°F
Rank 10
Average low temperature 15.1°F
Rank 11
Average low temperature 15.5°F
Rank 12
Average low temperature 15.5°F
Rank 13
Average low temperature 15.9°F
Rank 14
City Ames, IA
Average low temperature 15.9°F
Rank 15
Average low temperature 16°F
Rank 16
Average low temperature 16°F
Rank 17
City Casper, WY
Average low temperature 16.5°F
Rank 18
Average low temperature 16.7°F
Rank 19
Average low temperature 16.8°F
Rank 20
Average low temperature 17.1°F
Rank 21
Average low temperature 17.2°F
Rank 22
City Utica, NY
Average low temperature 17.5°F
Rank 23
Average low temperature 17.6°F
Rank 24
City Pueblo, CO
Average low temperature 17.8°F
Rank 25
City Omaha, NE
Average low temperature 17.9°F
Rank 26
Average low temperature 18.5°F
Rank 27
Average low temperature 18.6°F
Rank 28
Average low temperature 18.8°F
Rank 29
Average low temperature 19.0°F
Rank 30
Average low temperature 19.1°F
Rank 31
Average low temperature 19.3°F
Rank 32
Average low temperature 19.3°F
Rank 33
Average low temperature 19.4°F
Rank 34
Average low temperature 19.4°F
Rank 35
City Flint, MI
Average low temperature 19.5°F
Rank 36
Average low temperature 19.6°F
Rank 37
City Albany, NY
Average low temperature 19.7°F
Rank 38
Average low temperature 19.9°F
Rank 39
Average low temperature 19.9°F
Rank 40
Average low temperature 19.9°F
Rank 41
City Denver, CO
Average low temperature 20°F
Rank 42
Average low temperature 20.2°F
Rank 43
Average low temperature 20.2°F
Rank 44
Average low temperature 20.2°F
Rank 45
Average low temperature 20.2°F
Rank 46
Average low temperature 20.2°F
Rank 47
Average low temperature 20.6°F
Rank 48
Average low temperature 20.6°F
Rank 49
City Racine, WI
Average low temperature 20.9°F
Rank 50
Average low temperature 21.3°F

Methodology

The Coldest Cities ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of cities with the coldest average low temperature during the winter months. This ranking uses the 30-year average monthly low temperatures for December through March, as reported by NOAA.

Cities Assessed by this Ranking

At the time of analysis, our database contained records for 732 cities. For the purpose of ranking the coldest cities, we looked only at locations classified as cities in the contiguous United States with a population of 50,000 or more. Additionally, only the city with the largest population within its county and/or metro area was included to represent an area. Of the cities that met these qualifications, we were able to rank 252.

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Top 50 Coldest Cities in America