Which Is The Fattest City In The United States?

    Which Cities In The United States Are The Fattest?

    Yes we are, Americans are the fattest people on the planet.  By one measure, more than 70 percent of the U.S. population aged 15 and older is overweight or obese, according to a recent WalletHub study. to most people this should come as no surprise, considering our penchant for fast-food establishments and increasingly cheaper grocery offerings that have negatively altered our diets. it is so bad that it’s becoming a drain on the healthcare system as extra pounds have inflated the costs of obesity-related medical treatment to nearly $316 billion a year and annual productivity losses due to work absenteeism to more than $8.6 billion. according to WalletHub.

    Which are the fattest cities?  We examined WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 17 key indicators of weight-related problems. Their data set ranges from share of physically inactive adults to projected obesity rates by 2030 to healthy-food access.

    Hover over the city see its respective rank:

    Source: WalletHub
    Here are various lists that show the “worst and best states”:
    Here is the list from WalletHub’s Research:

    Fattest Cities in America

    Overall Rank (1 = ‘Fattest’)Metro AreaTotal Score‘Obesity & Overweight’ Rank‘Weight-Related Health Problems’ Rank‘Healthy Environment’ Rank
    1Jackson, MS84.932122
    2Memphis, TN-MS-AR82.78381
    3Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR82.124314
    4McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX82.10627
    5Shreveport-Bossier City, LA81.821518
    6Chattanooga, TN-GA79.2317720
    7Mobile, AL78.8614630
    8Lafayette, LA77.0351252
    9Winston-Salem, NC76.7439162
    10Knoxville, TN76.73251923
    11Columbia, SC76.5492924
    12Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC76.34133212
    13Birmingham-Hoover, AL76.03161025
    14San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX75.806473
    15Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN75.57101527
    16Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC75.20123933
    17Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX75.0515219
    18Oklahoma City, OK74.83192610
    19Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC74.4849931
    20Baton Rouge, LA74.338439
    21Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN74.1434236
    22El Paso, TX74.13212211
    23Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN73.94203416
    24Tulsa, OK73.74242026
    25Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX73.7026425
    26Toledo, OH73.4436314
    27Huntsville, AL73.43228935
    28Greensboro-High Point, NC73.31292415
    29Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI73.17311128
    30Columbus, OH73.0035278
    31Canton-Massillon, OH72.89381746
    32Wichita, KS72.87282813
    33Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC72.31332521
    34Lexington-Fayette, KY72.19231442
    35Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO71.71277229
    36Fort Wayne, IN71.58321834
    37Charleston-North Charleston, SC71.44187160
    38New Orleans-Metairie, LA71.22111345
    39Jacksonville, FL69.91613517
    40Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI69.54444556
    41Richmond, VA69.22593351
    42Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ68.88533079
    43Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA68.73575340
    44Asheville, NC68.30636936
    45Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA68.23544632
    46Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA67.86683866
    47Dayton, OH67.58516259
    48New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA67.48796319
    49Worcester, MA-CT66.57803675
    50Raleigh, NC66.30507537
    51Kansas City, MO-KS66.20606038
    51Albuquerque, NM66.20426443
    53Akron, OH66.11626561
    54Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI66.03455544
    55Providence-Warwick, RI-MA66.01764384
    56Springfield, MA65.97775474
    57Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ65.30405657
    58Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA65.05717847
    59Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD65.05464954
    60Portland-South Portland, ME64.41709264
    61Anchorage, AK64.32435963
    62Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA64.18475862
    63Manchester-Nashua, NH64.10846889
    64Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA63.80757965
    65Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD63.72724450
    66New Haven-Milford, CT63.58827394
    67Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI63.36305767
    68Durham-Chapel Hill, NC63.34528053
    69Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT62.63907485
    70Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC62.35583777
    71Austin-Round Rock, TX62.29379049
    72St. Louis, MO-IL61.82694076
    73Ogden-Clearfield, UT61.77927672
    74Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN61.24414182
    75Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL61.24785270
    76Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA61.22837755
    77Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL60.77737069
    78Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV60.63665080
    79Tucson, AZ60.24676778
    80Cleveland-Elyria, OH60.24556673
    81Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA60.06484886
    82Pittsburgh, PA59.79566193
    83Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT59.72899599
    84Salt Lake City, UT58.85978291
    85Provo-Orem, UT58.47989841
    86Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV57.66658492
    87Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL57.53855197
    88San Diego-Carlsbad, CA57.28818187
    89Reno, NV57.18878383
    90Boise, ID56.46748596
    91Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA56.44648898
    92San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA55.769610048
    93San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA55.72939771
    94Honolulu, HI55.45949181
    95Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH54.75958790
    96Colorado Springs, CO54.00999368
    97Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO53.531009958
    98Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI53.46869688
    99Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA52.048886100
    100Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA51.93919495


    Where does your city rank?

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