Miami Stayed Up Later on New Year's Even Than Any Other City According to Analysis (and Common Sense)

New Year's Eve is the one time of year in Miami where you'll actually see a club packed before midnight. Hell, we might be the only city in America where we actually have to make sure we get out of the door earlier than we usually do to make the New Year's Countdown. 

So, its really no surprise that according to an analysis of late night mobile phone activity, Miami stayed up later on NYE than any other city in the country. 

According to Sense Networks, they used location based check-ins using mobile technology (which we assume means things like Facebook and FourSquare check ins and what not) to find out which residents of the country's 100 biggest cities stayed up the latest to ring in 2013. 

Miami -- the city that sleeps past noon -- handily beat out New York City -- the city that supposedly never sleeps. NYC came in only at number five. 

Two New Jersey Cities, Jersey City and Newark, came in at 2nd and 4th respectively. Probably because of all that fist pumping and vodka Red Bulls. 

Most surprisingly Garland, Texas came in the third. This is a Dallas suburb we only know for probably being the inspiration for the fictional featured in King of the Hill. Clearly, when your party is fueled by propane and propane accessories it keeps burning well into the early hours. 

Anchorage, Alaska went to bed the earliest. Most surprisingly though, three Southern California cities made the earliest list, with fourth making the runners up list. 

We guess when you cocaine comes up through Mexico (and is cut with who knows what on the way) instead of straight from Colombia you might not have as much staying power. Or maybe they all just left early to get on the 710 so they could avoid traffic on the 110. 

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Kyle Munzenrieder