Special Report

The 50 Most Obese Cities in America

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39. Yuma, Arizona
> Obesity rate: 36.9% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.3% — 135th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 14.1% — 50th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 22.7% — 18th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $46,419 — 362nd out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 213,787

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39. Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana
> Obesity rate: 36.9% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.1% — 51st out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.9% — 81st out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 18.3% — 126th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $56,019 — 244th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 109,888

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38. Macon, Georgia
> Obesity rate: 36.9% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.6% — 16th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 14.6% — 36th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 20.0% — 75th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $48,435 — 347th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 231,130

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37. Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
> Obesity rate: 37.0% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.9% — 54th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 13.0% — 75th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 21.7% — 37th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $47,447 — 357th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 394,706

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35. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
> Obesity rate: 37.1% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.8% — 76th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 14.9% — 31st out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 20.7% — 63rd out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $51,833 — 294th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 724,777

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