Special Report

The 50 Least Physically Active Cities in the US

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20. Jacksonville, North Carolina
> Adults who don’t exercise: 24.7% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 51.0% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.9% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 11.0% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 16.6% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $50,639 (US median: $61,937)

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19. Beckley, West Virginia
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.3% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 61.9% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 39.3% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 14.0% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 25.2% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $38,917 (US median: $61,937)

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18. Dover, Delaware
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.5% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 60.0% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 33.8% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 11.6% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 16.9% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $54,419 (US median: $61,937)

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17. Fort Smith, Arkansas
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.2% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 63.8% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 34.0% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.5% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 22.1% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $44,317 (US median: $61,937)

16. Williamsport, Pennsylvania
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.8% (US avg.: 22.2%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 54.0% (US avg.: 83.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 37.0% (US avg.: 28.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.9% (US avg.: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 15.6% (US avg.: 16.0%)
> Median household income: $55,045 (US median: $61,937)