Special Report

These Are the Most Obese Counties in America

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40. Haywood, Tennessee
> Obesity rate in Haywood: 47.0%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.9% — No. 738 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.7% — No. 170 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 17.7% — No. 263 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $37,905 — No. 2,844 out of 3,142
> Haywood population: 17,623
> Largest place in Haywood: Brownsville City

38. East Carroll, Louisiana
> Obesity rate in East Carroll: 47.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 19.8% — No. 2,774 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 40.5% — No. 03 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 22.1% — No. 45 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $22,346 — No. 3,139 out of 3,142
> East Carroll population: 7,096
> Largest place in East Carroll: Lake Providence Town

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38. Greene, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Greene: 47.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.2% — No. 841 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.7% — No. 932 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 14.0% — No. 898 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $49,677 — No. 1,818 out of 3,142
> Greene population: 13,645
> Largest place in Greene: Leakesville Town

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36. Choctaw, Alabama
> Obesity rate in Choctaw: 47.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.7% — No. 364 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.4% — No. 390 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 17.9% — No. 240 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $35,892 — No. 2,946 out of 3,142
> Choctaw population: 12,925
> Largest place in Choctaw: Butler Town

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36. Thurston, Nebraska
> Obesity rate in Thurston: 47.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.2% — No. 1,008 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.5% — No. 791 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 18.8% — No. 169 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $51,034 — No. 1,649 out of 3,142
> Thurston population: 7,181
> Largest place in Thurston: Pender Village