I think ~99.9% of cities don’t have in-person EA hangouts.Maybe you can just find the best cities for you and only later filter out the few ones with an EA group?You can also check https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/community for places to avoid
This isn’t my experience in the US anymore!
Most major cities have an EA meetup or it feels inevitable to me that they soon will.
EA is still small overall, but increasingly ubiquitous. It’s a credit to the success of movement growth. It’s also a bit overwhelming for me.
See comment below; even Tulsa is likely to have an EA group soon!