Special Report

The 50 Most Obese Cities in America

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25. Laredo, Texas
> Obesity rate: 37.8% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.3% — 65th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 6.5% — 368th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 34.8% — 1st out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $56,084 — 243rd out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 276,652

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24. Florence, South Carolina
> Obesity rate: 37.9% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.0% — 23rd out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 15.8% — 19th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 21.0% — 53rd out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $48,547 — 344th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 204,911

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23. Midland, Michigan
> Obesity rate: 38.0% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 21.0% — 286th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.3% — 108th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 13.2% — 331st out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $69,872 — 75th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 83,156

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22. Dothan, Alabama
> Obesity rate: 38.0% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.3% — 20th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 14.5% — 39th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 20.9% — 56th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $50,010 — 323rd out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 149,358

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21. Charleston, West Virginia
> Obesity rate: 38.0% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.5% — 82nd out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 16.6% — 9th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 22.5% — 23rd out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $47,500 — 356th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 257,814