Special Report

These Are the Most Obese Counties in America

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32. Claiborne, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Claiborne: 47.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 38.7% — No. 72 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 35.8% — No. 21 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 18.6% — No. 187 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $29,338 — No. 3,100 out of 3,142
> Claiborne population: 9,089
> Largest place in Claiborne: Port Gibson City

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32. Lauderdale, Tennessee
> Obesity rate in Lauderdale: 47.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 36.0% — No. 193 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 30.2% — No. 104 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 21.5% — No. 58 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $39,896 — No. 2,720 out of 3,142
> Lauderdale population: 25,989
> Largest place in Lauderdale: Ripley City

32. Johnson, Georgia
> Obesity rate in Johnson: 47.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 38.4% — No. 79 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 25.4% — No. 511 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 22.4% — No. 40 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $42,446 — No. 2,510 out of 3,142
> Johnson population: 9,691
> Largest place in Johnson: Wrightsville City

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32. Southampton, Virginia
> Obesity rate in Southampton: 47.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.6% — No. 376 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.3% — No. 1,397 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 16.3% — No. 434 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $61,348 — No. 674 out of 3,142
> Southampton population: 17,880
> Largest place in Southampton: Courtland Town

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30. Desha, Arkansas
> Obesity rate in Desha: 47.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 34.8% — No. 273 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 33.4% — No. 42 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 9.5% — No. 2,398 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $31,893 — No. 3,056 out of 3,142
> Desha population: 11,709
> Largest place in Desha: Dumas City