Special Report

These Are the Most Obese Counties in America

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25. Hertford, North Carolina
> Obesity rate in Hertford: 48.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 41.7% — No. 19 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.9% — No. 325 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 25.2% — No. 10 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $41,028 — No. 2,631 out of 3,142
> Hertford population: 24,012
> Largest place in Hertford: Ahoskie Town

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24. Wayne, Iowa
> Obesity rate in Wayne: 48.6%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.8% — No. 1,270 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 17.7% — No. 2,015 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 20.3% — No. 93 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $44,768 — No. 2,298 out of 3,142
> Wayne population: 6,429
> Largest place in Wayne: Corydon City

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23. King and Queen, Virginia
> Obesity rate in King and Queen: 48.7%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.2% — No. 551 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.4% — No. 1,173 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 17.7% — No. 263 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $63,982 — No. 526 out of 3,142
> King and Queen population: 7,042
> Largest place in King and Queen: N/A .

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22. Gates, North Carolina
> Obesity rate in Gates: 48.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 35.8% — No. 207 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 19.5% — No. 1,584 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.8% — No. 502 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $50,750 — No. 1,673 out of 3,142
> Gates population: 11,548
> Largest place in Gates: Gatesville Town

21. Bladen, North Carolina
> Obesity rate in Bladen: 49.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.7% — No. 773 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.2% — No. 407 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 22.3% — No. 41 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $36,173 — No. 2,931 out of 3,142
> Bladen population: 33,407
> Largest place in Bladen: Elizabethtown Town