Special Report

The 50 Least Physically Active Cities in the US

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50. Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
> Adults who don’t exercise: 25.1% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 60.3% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.3% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.0% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 32.3% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $38,378 (US median: $61,937)

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49. Cleveland, Tennessee
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.2% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 75.5% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 37.4% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 15.1% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 20.8% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $48,101 (US median: $61,937)

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48. Valdosta, Georgia
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.0% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 62.0% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 35.1% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 16.6% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 22.3% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $35,186 (US median: $61,937)

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47. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
> Adults who don’t exercise: 25.9% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 61.6% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.8% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.8% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 17.5% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $47,544 (US median: $61,937)

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46. Odessa, Texas
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.5% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 71.5% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 33.2% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 8.2% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 19.1% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $64,165 (US median: $61,937)