Special Report

The 50 Most Obese Cities in America

15. Hammond, Louisiana
> Obesity rate: 38.7% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.7% — 11th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.4% — 207th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 22.1% — 29th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $47,825 — 352nd out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 134,758

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14. Parkersburg-Vienna, West Virginia
> Obesity rate: 38.8% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.2% — 89th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 17.4% — 5th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 21.7% — 36th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $48,680 — 341st out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 89,676

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13. Jonesboro, Arkansas
> Obesity rate: 38.9% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 35.2% — 3rd out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 15.2% — 26th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 22.9% — 15th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $44,998 — 368th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 133,860

12. Pine Bluff, Arkansas
> Obesity rate: 39.3% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 34.9% — 4th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 15.9% — 17th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 25.3% — 6th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $41,541 — 376th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 89,437

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11. Beckley, West Virginia
> Obesity rate: 39.4% (US avg.: 29.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.2% — 37th out of 384 (US avg.: 24.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 16.3% — 13th out of 384 (US avg.: 10.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 24.6% — 9th out of 384 (US avg.: 17.2%)
> Median household income: $44,785 — 369th out of 384 (US avg.: $65,712)
> Population: 115,767