Special Report

These Are the Most Obese Counties in America

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20. Leake, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Leake: 49.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 35.2% — No. 242 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 29.6% — No. 126 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 21.9% — No. 51 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $37,096 — No. 2,897 out of 3,142
> Leake population: 22,792
> Largest place in Leake: Carthage City

19. Wilkinson, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Wilkinson: 49.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 34.2% — No. 325 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 36.1% — No. 15 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 11.9% — No. 1,537 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $27,313 — No. 3,117 out of 3,142
> Wilkinson population: 8,875
> Largest place in Wilkinson: Centreville Town

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18. Warren, Georgia
> Obesity rate in Warren: 49.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 21.8% — No. 2,502 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.3% — No. 193 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 21.7% — No. 55 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $37,203 — No. 2,891 out of 3,142
> Warren population: 5,297
> Largest place in Warren: Warrenton City

15. Wilcox, Alabama
> Obesity rate in Wilcox: 49.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 34.6% — No. 294 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 32.1% — No. 57 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 18.7% — No. 177 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $31,014 — No. 3,069 out of 3,142
> Wilcox population: 10,681
> Largest place in Wilcox: Camden City

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15. Noxubee, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Noxubee: 49.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.6% — No. 632 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 30.5% — No. 94 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 12.6% — No. 1,307 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $33,784 — No. 3,012 out of 3,142
> Noxubee population: 10,700
> Largest place in Noxubee: Macon City