Special Report

These Are the Most Obese Counties in America

30. St. John the Baptist, Louisiana
> Obesity rate in St. John the Baptist: 47.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.4% — No. 524 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.4% — No. 817 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 12.3% — No. 1,397 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $57,429 — No. 971 out of 3,142
> St. John the Baptist population: 43,242
> Largest place in St. John the Baptist: Laplace CDP

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29. Wayne, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Wayne: 47.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 39.5% — No. 52 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.5% — No. 373 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 23.4% — No. 21 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $37,706 — No. 2,855 out of 3,142
> Wayne population: 20,373
> Largest place in Wayne: Waynesboro City

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27. Jasper, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Jasper: 48.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.0% — No. 442 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 27.1% — No. 305 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 20.9% — No. 75 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $35,872 — No. 2,949 out of 3,142
> Jasper population: 16,505
> Largest place in Jasper: Bay Springs City

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27. Franklin, Iowa
> Obesity rate in Franklin: 48.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.1% — No. 1,218 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 16.3% — No. 2,327 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.8% — No. 502 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $56,419 — No. 1,063 out of 3,142
> Franklin population: 10,162
> Largest place in Franklin: Hampton City

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26. St. Francis, Arkansas
> Obesity rate in St. Francis: 48.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.0% — No. 718 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 31.4% — No. 69 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.4% — No. 575 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $35,348 — No. 2,965 out of 3,142
> St. Francis population: 25,900
> Largest place in St. Francis: Forrest City City