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The 50 Most Obese Cities in America

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35. Visalia-Porterville, California
> Obesity rate: 37.1% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.9% — 121st out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.3% — 268th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 25.7% — 5th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $57,692 — 214th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 466,195

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34. Saginaw, Michigan
> Obesity rate: 37.3% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 25.5% — 154th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.6% — 198th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 17.7% — 157th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $48,303 — 350th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 190,539

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33. Jackson, Mississippi
> Obesity rate: 37.3% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.2% — 49th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 13.2% — 67th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 20.2% — 74th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $52,426 — 287th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 594,800

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32. Cleveland, Tennessee
> Obesity rate: 37.4% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.4% — 17th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 16.7% — 7th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 21.5% — 41st out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $52,178 — 292nd out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 126,801

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31. St. Joseph, Missouri
> Obesity rate: 37.4% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.9% — 40th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.0% — 120th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 19.7% — 86th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $50,425 — 315th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 125,411

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