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Here's What U.S. Cities Googled The Most In 2015

Americans everywhere seem to be interested in celebrities in distress.

A hefty slice of America spent 2015 keeping up with erstwhile Kardashian in-law Lamar Odom and the daughter of the late Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Odom, who was "fighting for his life" after what's believed to be a drug overdose, and Brown, who died at 22 following a long hospitalization, were the top trending searches is all but three of 25 major U.S. cities this year, according to city-by-city data Google released Thursday to The Huffington Post. 

Google controlled for popular searches that recur annually, like the flu or "what time is the Super Bowl" and singled out the terms that ranked highly in each city compared to previous years. 

“They’re a better indicator at what people are actually searching for in a given year,” said Google spokesman Patrick Lenihan.

The top 2015 searches by city look similar to national data, Lenihan said, noting the prevalence of terms like "Sandra Bland," "Ronda Rousey," "Jurassic World" and "Blood Moon." 

Lenihan said Google users also demonstrated their love of hometown sports teams via search teams -- perhaps none more than Chicago, whose top trending search in 2015 was "Chicago Cubs."

"You've got to imagine, the Cubs are getting searched for a lot every year, but they did so well this season that they actually drew more attention this year," Lenihan said. 

Top Trending Searches In 2015 In 25 U.S. Cities

Top U.S. Searches In 2015

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Jurassic World
  3. American Sniper
  4. Caitlyn Jenner
  5. Ronda Rousey 
  6. Paris 
  7. Agar.io
  8. Chris Kyle
  9. Fallout 4
  10. Straight Outta Compton 

Top Trending Searches In 10 Major U.S. Cities 

Atlanta

  1. Lamar Odom 
  2. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  3. Ronda Rousey
  4. Sandra Bland
  5. Alabama football schedule 2015
  6. Paris
  7. Straight Outta Compton
  8. Charlie Sheen
  9. Hurricane Patricia
  10. Atlanta Hawks

Boston

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Paris 
  3. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  4. Caitlyn Jenner
  5. Jurassic World
  6. Ronda Rousey
  7. American Sniper
  8. Boston Marathon 2015
  9. Charlie Sheen
  10. Fallout 4

Chicago

  1. Chicago Cubs
  2. Lamar Odom
  3. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  4. Patrick Kane
  5. Ronda Rousey
  6. Paris
  7. Straight Outta Compton
  8. Jurassic World
  9. Sandra Bland
  10. Hurricane Patricia 

Honolulu

  1. American Sniper
  2. Jurassic World
  3. Caitlyn Jenner
  4. Lamar Odom
  5. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  6. Chris Kyle
  7. agar.io
  8. Honolulu weather
  9. 50 Shades Of Grey 
  10. Stuart Scott

Houston

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Houston Astros
  3. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  4. Hurricane Patricia
  5. Ronda Rousey
  6. Paris
  7. Straight Outta Compton
  8. Sandra Bland
  9. Charlie Sheen
  10. Jurassic World

Los Angeles 

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Straight Outta Compton
  3. Paris
  4. Ronda Rousey
  5. Jurassic World
  6. San Bernadino
  7. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  8. Hurricane Patricia
  9. Charlie Sheen
  10. Caitlyn Kenner

Louisville  

  1. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  2. American Sniper
  3. Jurassic World
  4. Caitlyn Jenner
  5. Lamar Odom
  6. Chris Kyle
  7. Stuart Scott
  8. Brian Williams
  9. Thunder over Louisville 2015
  10. Pitch Perfect 2

Miami

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Straight Outta Compton
  3. Paris
  4. Ronda Rousey
  5. Jurassic World
  6. San Bernadino
  7. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  8. Hurricane Patricia
  9. Charlie Sheen
  10. Caitlyn Jenner

St. Louis 

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Straight Outta Compton
  3. Ronda Rousey
  4. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  5. Cubs
  6. Royals
  7. Paris
  8. Sandra Bland
  9. Fallout 4
  10. Hurricane Patricia

Washington, D.C.

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  3. American Sniper
  4. Caitlyn Jenner
  5. Jurassic World
  6. Paris
  7. Ronda Rousey 
  8. Hurricane Joaquin
  9. Charlie Sheen
  10. Chris Kyle

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